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Student Life 18
USED AS A
VE STERN ST:
Taking time put to enjoy the peace and quiet of Chaplain's Lake , two NSU students pause
for a few rhoments '.of reflection.
\J ne aspect of Northwestern that has made
a definite mark on students has always been
the serene beauty of the campu s . Whether
relaxing on the gently rolling hills, walking
through NSU's rich past around Normal Hill
or studying quietly under the trees, students
were able to find their own niche at the
university. From those who completed their
college career to those just beginning, North-
western made its mark on all who entered its
2 '. Opening j
A sure fnark of December and the tipcohing holidays is the annual Christmas Window Painting Contest, held at the Student
Union and sponsoredby SAB. Thisyear'sthem^waS'^heJ^
ginning second and the Associationof 'Student 'Artists placing third.
Studying is best done in a quiet place: In an attempt io escape the confinement.of her dorm room.freshman Lisa Giddens looks over her notes
wan important test down by the Columns.
; One of the main attractions at the 62nd Natchitoches Christmas Festival was the Budweiser Clydesdales. An American tra
dition, the Clydesdales were driven by ' representatives from BuaSveiser along with tfo
The Smile on concert director Bill Brent's face shows
his pride in the orchestra performance at an outdoor
Staying in shape was an important concern for many Northwestern students}
especially if they were involved in campus athletics. Two members ofNSU's track team
pick up the pace around furpin Stadiutn.
Eagerly awaiting the start of the Homecoming festivities, Queen Mary
Miller and her father stand on the sidelines o/Turpin Stadium.
Proudly showing spirit in their Volkswagen "Ladybug," several members
of -Phi Mu cheer on their team as they participate in. the Homecoming parade.
\Yhile attending classes and trying to maintain the
necessary grade point average, students chose involve-
ment in extra-curricular activities as part of their college
experience. From the playing fields, to the airwaves, and
even a political rally, variety in activities could be noticed
among all, as each was driven to leave their mark.
Expressing her political views, Olyrnpict Dukakis takes time out from
filming Steel Magnolias to speak at a Northwestern rally held for her cousin,
presidential candidate Mike Dukakis.
Trying to move through an opening in the defensive line, a player maneu-
vers toward the endzone during a Intramural Flag Football match. Intramurals
had its biggest year ever, sending several teams to the state IM championships.
Preparing to announce the upcoming lineup of songs, Personnel
Director BUV'Rabbit" Schneider instructs a student how to prevent "dead
air." The voice of Northwestern, KNWD experienced many changes this
year, especially the format switch to Album-Oriented Rock and the move
to South Hall.
Awaiting orders from the commander, ROTC cadets discuss what is
to be expected of them on a FieldTraining Exercise. Joining the Reserve
Officers Training Corps was the choice of many Northwestern students;
since it provided not only financial aid, but leadership training and
Waitingfor the Homecoming parade to gel under
way, Potpourri Editor Tina Dutile, Current Sauce
Editor SonyaRigaud, andfreshman ft. Scott Jottey
admire the specially-made Homecoming mum that
adds a decorative touch to their car. This was the first
year that the student publications of Northwestern
participated in.the parade.
Melissa Porteo us tries to think of a creative
solution as she competes in "Win, Lose or -Draw"
during 1 ntramurals Half-Niter.
; • <' )^- : - *
: Intramumls Beach Bay -was ah unqualified success for
the IM department as studentsioaded themselves into a Pedal-
Paddle for a race on Chaplain's Lake .
Withstanding the tesioftijne, the familiar, yve [coming sight of NSU* s gate greet each visitor to the cam-
The highest honor awarded to NSU students is
Mr, and Miss NSU, : Seniors Melissa Canales and
Kevin Peters were awarded the title in a campus wide
election and presented a plaque during the half-time,
of the football game against Sam Houston.
Participating in the Homecoming Parade festivities were members of Kappa Sigma fraternity who placed first in the float
decorating contest with their "roll the Bobcats" theme.
JVLarks of individuality, excellence and
honor became apparent as recognition and
awards were readily earned. As a whole the
university average ACT score increased from
14 in years past to 18, a record for the state.
Enrollment also rose by almost 6 percent, an
increase from last fall, making it necessary
for renovations as dorms reached capacity
Yell Leader Janna Parker performs before members of.
Northwestern and Northeast student body during the State
Fair Rally in the Alley. Traditionally LA Tech has been the
opponent in the annual competition but Tech dropped out of the
Southland Conference, ending the long rivalry.
Practicing for hours each week, band members perfect
their talents to make sure there are no mistakes during per-
formances. The Spirit of Northwestern, under the direction of
Bill Brent, is the second largest band in the state and has won
numerous awards in competitions.
From the Homecoming parade to the Natchitoches Christmas Festival, the Mansion on the Hill provides an excellent van-
tage point for onlookers; It also is a great place to kick back and relax, as evidenced by Kappa Alpha members Mike McQueen^
JohnWalsh, Randy Crow, Stefan Erath, Brett Harris, and Bobby Cockrell.
Heralding the demise of the Southwesr Texas Bobcats, the Student Tina Dutile and State Fair Court member HoUey Methvin share a hug in
Activities Board's Homecoming Hearse with Vic the Demon heads the stands during the 1988 State Fair Classic at Independence Stadium in
through the gates of NSU on its way to Prather Coliseum. Shreveport.
Asking the First Lady' s opinion, NSU president Dr.
Robert Alost makes a comment to his wife Alma on the
outdoor concert held at the A. A. Fredericks Fine Arts
Taking a much-needed break from the oppressive heat,-
four Northwestern students sit on the sidelines to watch the
finals of Intramural Flag Football.
Traditions, part of Northwestern 's rich
history, played an important role for stu-
dents as changes and advancements oc-
curred, enabling them to make their mark
on Northwestern and its surroundings.
Spirit, whether cheering on the Demons
from the stands or scoring the winning
touchdown that won Northwestern the
Southland Conference .Championship* was
evident as students became involved in
numerous campus organizations and activi-
Band member Verdis Walker gets into the spirit of
things by supporting the football team during their playoff
attempt. The Spirit ofNorthwestern had its share of the glory
when they were asked to perform in the Superdome at the
half-time of the New Orleans Saints game .
Crowd participation during sporting
events came to new heights this year as a
winning team spurred the fans on.
Reviewing plays with members of the offensive line, Coach Don Shows instructs his linemen on the opponent 's defensive weaknesses. Completing the
\eas0n with a 1 0-3 record, the Demons brought home the SLC championship title and went on the Division 1-AA playoffs.
.From striving for academic excellence to participat-
ing in individual activities, each tries to make their own
mark on the university. Some feel that Northwestern has
provided more than a learning experience, it has given
them a new perspective on life and a good head start for
the future. While gaining these newfound abilities, ideas
and views, there has been a definite impression made by
Northwestern. And at the same time, students found that
they too are making their mark.
Dr. Robert Alost, president of Northwestern, presents, senior band member
Verdis Walker and senior dance line captain Kim Wilson with plaques in
recognition of their service and dedication.
Keeping a close eye on what happens below, three NSU students take a
break from classes to relax on the balcony of the A. A. Fredericks Fine Arts
Celebrating the 25 th anniversary of Kappa
Alpha at Northwestern , the 1988 Old South com-
memorated southern living with its dances and
Scholars' College counselor Dan Barker advises aLSC
student on what to do about her Paradigms course.
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Student Life 19
Despite financial problems,
Equine science program beneficial
Although the degree does not exi st an y longer,
many students continue to utilize the equine sci-
ence program. Northwestern students can be seen
daily riding, feeding and grooming their horses
and keeping the farm clean and the cows fed.
With fifteen students left in the program, the
equine science program is heavily underfunded
and out of date. Casey Fradella, Farm Manager
and Equine Director, manages the farm, teaches
classes and sponsors the rodeo team. The farm is
entirely run by Northwestern students who tend to
the animals, cut and bale hay, mend fences and
keep up the barns. Fradella sees the jods as a
teaching lab rather than just a campus job because
most of the workers are minoring in equine science
or agriculture and are gaining skills in manage-
ment and care of a farm operation. Student worker
Dwayne Loftin of Dry Prong said, "I've learned a
lot and had fun, but we need more equipment and
money to keep up the equipment we do have."
Most students in the program keep their
horses at the farm where they take classes in
training, riding, shoeing and grooming of their
horse. These students seem to enjoy the program
but would like to see more money put into it. Kristy
Ryder of Jackson, Mississippi, said, "It's a worthy
program, but it either needs to receive more funds
to be developed into a full equine science program
or to be cut out." Debbie Collins of Bentley, said,
"With more cooperation from the adminstration,
we could get more done."
Part of Fradella' s time is also devoted to
teaching classes in riding, training and manage-
ment of horses. He also teaches riding classes to
handicapped students two days a week, and the
department sends them to the Special Olympics.
This year one of his students won at the slate finals
in Baton Rouge. He sponsors the rodeo team
which presently has ten members who compete in
ten rodeos a year.
Although funding for the equine science
program is low right now, Fradella is hoping in the
future to build new facilities to work and show
horses and cows and build up a program that is
geared toward production and management of
cows and horses. He anticipates a program that in
the future will attract freshmen to Northwestern
and will produce quality horses. The program is
presently listed under general studies as an empha-
20 Equine Science
Robin Taliferro gives her dogs as well as
her horse a wash after a ride on a rainy day.
Wendell Walker picks some burs out of his
Sharon Vaughn fights the cold, muggy
weather to ride.
Wendell Walker finishes a riding class and
heads for the farm to feed the cows.
Dwayne Loftin does the evening feeding at
Equine Science 21
Oh where, oh where has
my parking place gone?
It is 8:05 on a typical Monday morning and
students are scurrying to their eight o'clock
classes. Why are these students late for class?
Did they oversleep? Did they have to stand in
line at the cafeteria? No, they are late for class
because they had to drive around campus for half
an hour looking for a parking space and then they
had to walk two miles from their car to class.
Resident students driving to class and the
increase in student enrollment have led to the
parking problem. Students who live on campus
end up parking so far away from their class that
it would have been easier for them to walk to
class from their dorm. Yet, these students
continue to drive to class. Because of the number
of students enrolled this year, the amount of
parking permits issued greatly outnumbers the
amount of parking spaces available on campus.
One way to solve this problem would be to not
allow some students to have a car on campus.
The decision to determine who would be de-
prived of this privilege would be hard to make
because many students live out of town and need
their cars in order to go home on the weekends.
Many students are frustrated by the lack of
parking this year. James Ebarb, a freshman from
Many, said, "There's too many cars on campus.
We (commuters) can' t find a parking place in the
morning unless we get here at 7:30."
In an effort to solve this problem, the Traffic
Committee decided to set up parking zones.
These zones designate parking areas as either
commuter or resident areas. This idea has made
it easier for commuters to find parking spaces.
Parking for residents, however, is almost impos-
sible to find. Police Chief Ricky Williams says
that the university police issued numerous park-
ing tickets because many students were unaware
of the parking zones at the beginning of this year.
A future concept to alleviate the parking
problem is to make NSU a walking campus.
Under this plan, parking will be permitted on the
outskirts of the campus, while the center of the
campus will be reserved for pedestrians only.
Walkways will be added between buildings and
fountains will be placed on the campus. How
quickly this plan goes into effect will be deter-
mined by the amount of funding available.
In addition to the changes in parking, NSU
recently witnessed a change in the university's
chief of police. Ricky Williams, a 1971 graduate
of NSU, was appointed as NSU's new chief of
police. While enrolled at NSU, he served as a
student officer for two and a half years. He has
attended three police academies: the U.S.
Marshal's Academy in Washington, D.C., the
Dallas Police Academy, and the Bossier Parish
Criminal Justice Institute. Chief Williams was an
honor graduate at the Bossier academy with a 4.0
G.P.A. He has worked for the U.S. Marshal and
for the Dallas Police Department. One of the
changes instituted upon Chief Williams' arrival is
tougher penalties for those caught on campus that
do not attend NSU.
The university police perform a variety of
duties including escorting females on campus at
night, unlocking cars, and issuing speeding tick-
ets and parking tickets. A number of NSU stu-
dents are employed by the university police. Some
of the jobs held by these student workers include
resident hall security officers, radio operators,
campus walkers, office workers and student
Brian Lovemore, student policeman, answers questions from Cart
Worchel and her parents, Stanley and Ester.
Tim Johnson receives a ticket from Sergeant Doug Prescottfor
parking in a no parking zone.
Ricky Williams was appointed police chief after Crawford Ficklin
retired in June, 1988.
With the increased number of students, most commuters have a
hard time finding a parking place near the classroom buildings.
with mixed emotions 1
Tailgating at Northwestern is back and is
gradually increasing in popularity. Imagine a
parking lot full of people barbecuing, drinking
and listening to a live band before a Northwest-
ern home football game. It is a perfect opportu-
nity for them to get together with their friends, to
meet new people, to eat good food, to hear live
music and to get in the mood for the game.
As some may remember, tailgating was
last seen in 1985 because of "a lack of re-
sponse," according to Carl Henry, SAB advisor.
However, students who were here in 1985 be-
lieve the '85 tailgate parties to be better.
The tailgate parties of 1988 were held
inside as well as in the parking lot of Prather
Coliseum. The Insatiables played Top 40 music
while GTO's played mostly progressive. John
Fred and the Playboys and Hadley Castille et le
Cajun Grass Band appealed to both a crowd of
all ages with their own style of music. 'Judy in
Disguise' was a number one hit in the '60's for
John Fred. George Ethridge, an alumnus of '72,
said, "John Fred and the Playboys were excel-
lent. They took us back to our college days."
Everyone enjoyed Hadley Castille'sCajun/
zydeco music. Many parents brought their lawn
chairs while others came to dance. Students who
were familiar with Cajun music enjoyed the
band. "Hadley Castille was great. He brought
out our heritage to north Louisiana and did a
good job in showing what south Louisiana is all
about," said Emily Salter, a junior from Johnson
Students who have attended the tailgate
parties this year have mixed feelings about them.
Amy Sukman, a sophomore from Slidell, said,
"We've been to all of them and have really
enjoyed them. It's too bad more people don't
show up. Maybe if they were advertised, more
people would come." Kent Fryer, a senior from
Gorum, said "The 1985 tailgate parties were
better because there was more of a turnout. For
some reason these parties do not attract as many
Scott Haley and Karen Taylor enjoy barbecue
with some friends and family at a tailgate party.
Linda Davis, Butch Poteet, Laurie House and
Steve Wolfe perform at a tailgate party with Mike
McHale leading the cheers.
While listening to the band, Charles Powell and
Layne Miller cook hamburgers and hot dogs for the
Lady Demons basketball team after an intersquad
scrimmage between the Lady Demons and the Noon-
ers, a local independent team.
Hadley J. Castille and the Cajun Grass Banden-
tertained both students and parents before the football
game on Family Day.
people as in 1985." Shawn Bailey, a junior from
DeRidder, suggested more administrative involve-
ment. "I think they should do things such as
providing barbecue pits, beer, and have all the
bands play outside." Chris Lee, a sophomore
from DeRidder, suggests that the tailgating par-
ties be more centrally located on campus. "They
should start closer to the game. The alumni
should be more informed because the bands are
really good. I definitely think they will get
The Student Activities Board decided to
bring back tailgating because they are always
looking for more campus-wide programming.
According to Mr. Henry, the SAB is attempting to
program activities to promote school spirit and
fun for the students. The SAB as a whole votes on
the bands that play at the parties, with the help of
Van Bush who is concert chairman. SAB spent a
lot of money to provide quality entertainment for
the students. With each party the student re-
sponse has improved.
Mike McHale said it is a "great time to get
more students involved and fired up before the
game. There is fantastic music and I can't see
why anyone wouldn't want to go."
24 The return of tailgating
The return oftailgating 25
One of fourteen . . .
Carol Jordan crowned Miss LOB '88
An education can not only be found in the
classroom; many students enhance the time spent
in the classroom with extra-curricular activities.
One such activity is the annual Lady of the Brace-
let pageant. The 1988 pageant proved to be a
learning experience for all fourteen participants.
Carol Jordan, a sophomore from Florien,
won the 1988 tide. Other contestants were Melissa
Frank, Liz Bonnette, Holley Methvin, Charlotte
Rutter, Shannon Bennett, Angela Chance, Beth
Eitel, Michelle Hood, Mary Karpinski, Angela
LaCour, Shwu-Fen Lee, Anne Marie Schneider,
and Jackie Strickland.
For Melissa Frank, being first runner-up
was truly an honor, since she described herself as
shy and insecure. Going from last place in the
1987 pageant to first runner-up gave her self-
confidence a tremendous boost. "Being in the
pageant gave me an incentive to become more
outgoing, develop self-assurance, and at the same
time, be more aggressive in communicating with
people," said Frank.
Winner of the swimsuit and evening gown
competitions, Liz Bonnette experienced many
benefits not readily available to everyone. "It
allowed me to meet many new people and to get
to know myself better," Bonnette said. "With the
support of family and friends, I realized some of
my strengths and weaknesses and developed
confidence that I found really helpful in other
aspects of my life."
For others, being in the pageant meant find-
ing a new talent while also having fun. Holley
Methvin developed a liking for singing during
rehearsals for the pageant while Anne Marie
Schneider's jazz dance proved to be exciting for
her. Carol Jordan found the talent portion to be
the most enjoyable because, "The response I
received for '42nd Street' from the audience was
In addition to the Miss Lady of the Bracelet
title, Jordan received a $300 cash wardrobe and a
$1200 scholarship. "I feel extremely honored to
have represented Northwestern. It has greaUy
increased my self-confidence," she said. Among
her duties as Miss LOB were representing North-
Carol Jordan takes her walk of victory after being
crowned the 1988-89 Miss Lady of the Bracelet.
26 Lady of the Bracelet
western at all formal university occasions as well
as in the Miss Louisiana pageant.
Jordan is majoring in English and plans to
attend law school in the future. She is a member
of the concert and chamber choir, Phi Mu, and
Purple Jackets. She is also a S tudent Government
In 1958, Kahne Dipoala won the first title
and was given a solid gold bracelet to wear when
she represented the university in public. Since
then, many young women have worn the bracelet
and used their experiences as Miss Lady of the
Bracelet to further enrich their lives.
Christy Messer, a Lady of the Bracelet
committee member, said of the pageant, "It's
what college life is all about, trying new things.
By entering the pageant, one has nothing to lose
and possible everything to gain."
Caroljordan spends some of her free time with her
big sis in Phi Mu, Angela Gentry.
After being crowned Miss Lady of the Bracelet,
Caroljordan poses with Melissa Frank, first runner-
up, Holley Methvin, second runner-up and Charlotte
Rutter, third runner-up.
Lady of the Bracelet 27
Potpourri editor Tina Dutile finds that perfect
book to send to a friend.
Just one of the many changes made in the book-
store was a new entrance and a neon sign.
The University Bookstore carries an extensive
line ofNSU notebooks, t-shirts, stickers, buttons and
28 University Bookstore
Bjj National chain brings changes to
I University Bookstore
Been in the University Bookstore lately? It
has undergone renovations and now sports a new
and trendy look. The transformation began when
the university leased the bookstore to Wallace
Bookstores, Inc. , in August 1 987 and renovations
began in February 1988.
Students entering the bookstore will imme-
diately notice the additions to the store, such as an
extensive line of textbooks and school supplies.
The store also has a full line of imaginative cards,
sporty t-shirts, and other fun items. The contem-
porary , organized look is due to the Butler Group,
a firm based in Louisville, Kentucky, who pri-
marily remodels college bookstores.
The store has received physical makeovers,
including a new neon sign for the exterior and
modern colors of paint inside the store. The up-
to-date colors were chosen by Darlene Rachal,
manager of the bookstore, and a representative
from Buder. "The six-week remodeling project
turned into a four-month endeavor with the Butler
group drawing up the plans," said Rachal. "Even
though the completion took longer than antici-
pated, the faculty, staff, administrators and stu-
dents are all shopping in the store and responding
well to the improvements."
Andra Fuller, a part-time student worker
said, "There's quite a difference in how the book-
store looks now than in the past. The modern look
is much more inviting for the students who now
come in and take time to see the new items."
Employee Phyllis Gardner said, "The reno-
vations make coming to work more enjoyable."
The remodeling took advantage of the space
available and organized it so that all space avail-
able is effectively used while still maintaining a
clean look. Dee Mims, a part-time student em-
ployee said, "The space is used more wisely now
and the color scheme is very inviting."
The bookstore facelift has gone beyond just
the furnishings. The store has changed its concept
to fit the needs and wants of the students. "The
store lends itself more to merchandising. A new
buyer stays on top of current trends because the
students needed more than we had offered in the
past," said Rachal.
Another student worker, Dawn Morris, said,
"It's like working in a real store. People come in
just to shop and look around rather than just to buy
a book for a class. That should be what it's all
about, shopping, not just buying what an instruc-
The bookstore now offers a better textbook
buy-back policy than before. "Wallace was able
to give us the tools to put it into effect. The
bookstore is the university's service center,"
She also feels that by hiring students in the
store, the students have a job and she has the best
advertisement possible. "The students who work
here are more excited to come to work. They take
pride in their job," she said. Fuller commented,
"I enjoy working here because I love being around
"The students seem to appreciate the changes
and come into the store with a attitude of excite-
ment," said Jan Posey of the University
Bookstore's recent makeover. "The bookstore
looks very contemporary and seems to be well
organized. I've gotten nothing but excellent,
friendly service from the employees,' said Van
Reed, a freshman from Eunice.
The students are reacting to the changes in
a positive manner, according to Rachal. "The
traffic flow has increased tremendously. The
students are comfortable with coming in and
shopping. More merchandise is moving due to
"The bookstore's appearance is much im-
proved over last year," said Damian Domingue, a
sophomore from Lafayette. Sonya Rigaud, a
senior from Morgan City, said, "I think it's great.
When I have some free time, I enjoy going down
to the bookstore and looking around."
Rachal also feels that the bookstore is an
integral part of a student's education. "One
becomes familiar with the present economic situ-
ation when the dollar does not go as far as it should
in buying textbooks." Rachal started working at
the bookstore as a student in 1970 and has been
manager since 1979.
For the official grand opening in August
1988, the bookstore held a campus-wide drawing
in which 15 prizes were given away, including a
stereo, a bicycle, a set of luggage, and Northwest-
ern memorabilia. Rachal plans to make the give-
away a regular event each semester during regis-
University Bookstore 29
Karen Engeron and Liz Bonnette cheer the
Demons on to victory.
The Spirit of Northwestern inarching band plays
the Demon Fight Song after a touchdown.
Members of the 1988 Homecoming Court are
Melody Smith, Kim Wilson, Karen Engeron, Queen
Mary Miller, Cindy Bethel, Melissa Frank, Karen
Guidry, Liz Bonnette and Kirsten Gernhauser.
As part of the homecoming festivities, Lisa Lukowski
crowns Mark Newstrom Mr. Homecoming.
Erskin Cook, J ay Ingram, andScott Bergeron get
a good view of the game from the Kappa A Ipha section.
Featuring Ray Charles and John Fred and the Playboys
Homecoming Week proves irresistible
Robert Palmer was not in Natchitoches,
but Northwestern 's homecoming week was still
The week included Ray Charles, Mr.
Homecoming, an invisible parade, a 50th year
reunion, and a tailgate party that featured John
Fred and the Playboys.
Wednesday night, Ray Charles and the
Raelettes performed to a capacity crowd at
Prather Coliseum. He performed a number of
classics songs such as "Georgia On My Mind"
and "I Can't Stop Loving You". Ray Charles
was sponsored by the Natchitoches/Northwest-
ern Symphony Society.
Thursday, the Student Activities Board
sponsored a Mr. Homecoming pageant and The
Barber and Seville, a ventriloquist. Mark
Newstrom took top honors as Mr. Homecom ing
with Jason Labbe and Darryl Willis as runners
up. Some of the other contestants were Van
Bush, Darryl Andrews, Scott Haley, Butch
Poteet, Scott Dugas and Steve Wolfe. Over 200
On Friday, everyone got in on homecom-
ing festivities as the parade kicked off at 5 p.m.
at the riverbank. Mike McHale, SG A president;
Carol Jordan, Miss LOB; and Van Bush, SAB
vice-president led the parade as it wound down
Second street leading the homecoming court
and floats. Kappa S igma took first in the float
contest with Sigma Sigma Sigma placed sec-
ond and Leisure Sports/SAB placed third.
A pep rally was held after the parade in
the coliseum parking lot with senior football
players escorting the court. Mary Miller, home-
coming queen, was escorted by Mark
Newstrom, Mr. Homecoming. Members of
the homecoming court included Liz Bonnette,
Karen Engeron, Karen Guidry, Kirsten
Gernhauser, Kim Wilson, Melody Smith,
Cindy Bethel, and Melissa Frank. Following
the pep rally, Mike McHale delivered the
eulogy at a mock funeral for the Bobcat who
was promptly burned. A dance was held
featuring D.J., Brent Brown.
Homecoming day proved to be exciting
for students and alumni alike. Alumni of 1944
and 1938 gathered at reunions as younger
alumni attended the tailgate party that featured
John Fred and the Playboys. A number one hit
in the 60's, 'Judy in Disguise' received much
praise from those who attended. Steve Wig-
gins, alumnus of 1971, said, "John Fred took
us back to our college days. Their music is
reminiscentof many fraternity parties we had."
George Etheridge, alumni of 1972, said, "I
enjoyed seeing some of my friends and I just
wish the tailgate party would have been out-
side and publicized more."
In spite of threatening rain, many De-
mon fans came to the afternoon game. Special
guests were visiting high school seniors and
the Pineville High School Band that performed
at halftime. The homecoming court and queen,
escorted by their fathers, were presented at
halftime. The Demons defeated the Lions 49-
George Etheridge also said, "The week-
end was a lot of fun. I was impressed with our
win and really enjoyed the homecoming ac-
tivities. It was nice to see the improvements
that Dr. Alost has made on campus," he said.
LisaLukowski, homecoming chairman,
said, "This year's homecoming was a big
success. It was also a big step for next year.
We're looking at making homecoming next
year even bigger."
Two weeks after hit reaches number one
Expose plays Northwestern
The Miami-based band Expos6 rocked
Prather Coliseum on March 20, 1988, playing to
a crowd of over 3,000 high school and university
students. The concert, which also featured the
MTV Basement Tapes winner Exit, was spon-
sored by Northwestern 's Student Activities Board
Expose 's first number was their dance hit
"Exposed to Love," which excited the crowd who
had been waiting for over 30 minutes following
Exit's performance. The three girls next sang
"Extra, Extra," then slowed down for the moving
After that, band member Jeanette Jurado
observed, "You have a really pretty campus. I
noticed several couples down by the lake
[Chaplin' s Lake across from Prather] and I thought
that was really cool." As the crowd roared their
approval, she continued: "I want to dedicate our
next song to all those couples out there." They
went on to perform "Seasons Change," a ballad
which topped Billboard's Top 40, making it their
third number one hit.
Expose took a short break after that because
it was sweltering in the Coliseum, more so for the
fans who were tightly packed as the crowd pushed
forward for a glimpse of the band. While the girls
went backstage and changed clothes, their backup
band launched into an impromptu version of
Cameo's hit "Word Up."
Returning with fresh clothes and refreshed
spirits, the trio went into an exuberant medley of
Supremes tunes, such as "Baby Love," "You
Keep Me Hanging On," "You Can' t Hurry Love,"
and the classic "Stop! In the Name of Love."
Jurado described this number as 'nostalgia'.
"Nostalgia feels good because it brings back
memories of a time that was."
Expose then sang their mid-tempo smash
"Let Me Be the One." As Cindy Albert sang lead,
the crowd pushed closer and closer to hear. After
that, the fans were once again fired up by the
band's first hit, "Come Go With Me," and the
entire Coliseum joined in.
Led by Ann Curless, Expose launched into
their biggest smash "Point of No Return," which
was number one on the Billboard Dance Chart,
Top 40, and was also named "Dance Record of the
Year." During the song, Curless, Jurado, and
Albert threw red and yellow roses to the crowd.
Expose was originally made up of Jurado,
Curless, and Gioia Bruno. However, as Curless
announced at the beginning of the show, Bruno
was seven months pregnant and was on maternity
leave. Albert filled her spot in the group during
the 1988 tour.
All the songs performed by Expose were
from their debut album Exposure, which is on the
Arista label. The trio is planning another record
to be released sometime in 1989.
SAB brought the concert to Natchitoches to
complete its yearly "Spring Fling," a week of
special events at NSU. Expose was one of the
biggest acts held in Prather, said SAB concert
chairman JimmieMcCormick. Previous concerts
have been country acts like George Strait or Lee
Greenwood. "Expose attracted the largest concert
crowd at NSU since Jimmy Buffet in 1963,"
"It was very exciting working with Expose
and I think the students of Northwestern got to see
one of the fastest rising act in music today,"
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Along with band member Ann Curless, Exposes' s
lead singer J eanette Jurado sings duet on "Point of No
Expose' s first number of the night was "Exposed
to Love," with Ann Curless singing lead.
Bopping to "Come Go With Me," J eanette Ju-
rado dances across the stage.
Allen Heil, Elizabeth Lindner, Shelly Benson and Allen
Evans escape from the crowd at Rally in the Alley atop the
Texas St. Bridge.
Kappa Sigma 's Sean May field, Allen Evans, Kelley Sul-
livan and Eddy Broadway enjoy Rally in the Alley outside
The Spirit of Northwestern band plays the fight song at the
Queen Ann Marie Schneider and the court cheer the
Demons on to a victory over Northeast. Court members
included Day naDooley, Holley Methvin.StaciJoKlotzbach,
Jennifer Walsh, LisaLukowski, Queen Ann Marie Schnei-
der, Beth Eitel, Cindy Wilson, Tracy Smith and Kim Brown-
34 State Fair
With or without Louisiana Tech,
Northwestern Students dominate State Fair
Traditions are hard to break, and usually new
ones are even harder to form. But State Fair Week-
end 1988 proves new traditions arc just as welcome
as old ones and can be successful. As the Northwest-
ern Demons lost its traditional State Fair opponent,
Louisiana Tech, it gained a new rival for the Shre-
veport contest, Northeast.
Because NLU was a novice at State Fair compe-
tition and usual goings-on, the NSU SGA made an
extra effort to acclimate the Indians from Monroe to
the election of the State Fair court, to Rally in the
Alley and the usual Shreveport fun. Slate Fair Chair-
man, Laura Willis went through the rigors of plan-
ning the weekend of excitement for both universities.
Members of the State Fair court were recognized
at a bonfire on NSU's campus, a reception for the two
schools in a Shreveport hotel, at a pep rally in Shrevc
Square as well as at the football game in Independ-
In a way, the beginning of a tradition was wel-
comed by Demon football fans. For the first time in
a long time, Northwestern won the State Fair football
game. Granted the victory would have been much
sweeter if the opponent had been Tech-last year, but
even so, the new State Fair tradition began in a proper
fashion as Northwestern defeated Northeast 27-15
after leading NLU in the fourth quarter 27-3.
One thing that did not change in this year's State
Fair weekend was NSU's taking Shreveport by storm.
Hotels, their hallways, area nightspots and restau-
rants were overflowing with students, faculty and
NSU alumni. The spirit of Northwestern was appar-
ent everywhere. Rally in the Alley saw the domina-
tion of Demon fans, cheers and spirit over that of the
rival Northeast Indians.
In spite of LA Tech's backing out of the tradi-
tional game, NSU proved that State Fair weekend is
not dependent upon the old-rival Bulldogs but is
based on the exuberant pride, dedication and fun that
accompanies any Northwestern event.
Members of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Sigma Sigma
enjoy the football game at Independence Stadium.
State Fair 35
"Cheering from the heart"
Spirit squad gives it their all
The 1988-89 yell leaders are new and im-
proved. Through changes in the structure of the
squad, cheerleader camp and intensive practice,
Northwestern ' s yell leaders are another aspect of
the university that is catching a lot of attention.
The change to a coed squad produced a
more collegiate-looking squad. With six return-
ing members and ten new members, the squad has
grown from a coed squad of four guys and thirteen
girls to eight guys and eight girls and a 24-
member pom pon line.
The returning cheerleaders, Winston How-
ard, John Kingsley, Butch Poteet, Melody Smith,
Lisa Lukowski, and Ann Marie Schneider helped
the new members go from simple, basic stunts to
very elite stunts and complex pyramids. The new
members of the squad are Sidney Rogers, Steve
Wolfe, Randy Crow, Scott Dugas, Scott Haley,
Charlie Hollinger, Laurie House, Lori Hatfield,
Linda Davis, Keri Moses and Jana Parker.
The 24-member pom pon line serves to help
promote spirit within the crowd performing basic
yells and chants. Working in groups of 1 2, one on
each side of the field, the pom pon line can be seen
as well as heard. "We are highly visible, the pom
pons add visibility and precision," said Janet
Perry, pom pon line captain.
Another addition to the squad this year was
a mic man. The mic man is constantly on the mic
and makes it possible for the yells and chants to be
heard. This year's mic man, Charlie Hollinger,
performs some stunts as well as works the crowd.
Early in the fall, the yell leaders attended
cheerleader camp at Tennessee State where they
worked with national squads that included Uni-
versity of Alabama and Florida State who stressed
crowd involvement. "They got a chance to see
what they were supposed to be doing," said Brad
Arnold, coach. According to Melody Smith, co-
captain, the squad went to camp with lots of ideas,
perfected them but also brought home many ideas
to work on. They also received superior ratings
The crowd response is better this year,
according to Winston Howard, co-captain. "We
can be heard more this year because of the number
of guys and the mic man, and we can also do more
complex, higher pyramids," Howard said. Smith
attributed some of the crowd response to the
appearance of the squad. "I think we have a very
36 Spirit Squad
Members of the 1988-89 pom pon line are, first row, Kristen Hicks, Liz Bonnette, Ashely Knotts,
Captains Susan Mullins and Janet Perry. Alaina Rushing, Martha Johnson and Holley Methvin.
Second row, Janice Tappan, Leigh Ann Tabor, Michele Buzbee, Jackie Cutler, Linette Hebert, Katrina
Lloyd, Katie Wh'Uten and Tracy Carter. Third row, Stacy Kay, Tamara Bush, Christie Smith, Tara
Scarborough, Carlo Henry, Alissa Hanson and Marilyn Dranguet.
attractive squad this year," she said.
In addition to the physical changes, some
mental changes took place. According to Arnold,
the squad is more motivated this year than last
year and is gaining more confidence as the foot-
ball season progresses. "We have a lot of campus
leaders on the squad. People in the stands get
involved when they see their RA or fraternity
president or brother cheering their heart out for
the football team."
"You have to work hard, but the joy comes
from getting out on the sidelines and getting the
fans to cheer their team on. You have to want it.
You give more than you receive. Cheerleading
comes from the heart. You can have all the ability
in the world to be a cheerleader, but you won't be
effective unless it comes from the heart," said
Members of the 1988-89 yell leaders are bottom
row, Winston Howard (co-captain), Sidney Rogers,
ScottHaley, Randy Crow, Scott Dugas, John Kingsley,
Steve Wolfe and Butch Poteet. Top row, Lisa Lukow-
ski, Lori Hatfield, Ann Marie Schneider, J ana Parker,
Keri Moses, Melody Smith (co-captain), Laurie House
and Linda Davis.
Linda Davis and J ana Parker count the Demon
pushups for Steve Wolfe and John Kingsley.
The yell leaders perform for the crowd at the
Leigh Ann Tabor and Michele Buzbee work hard
to get the crowd behind the Demons.
Spirit Squad 37
The search for a mascot...
Imagine sitting in Turpin Stadium screaming
"Sting 'em Wasps!" or "Go get 'em Ground-
hogs!" These are just two of the many submis-
sions received in 1923 in the effort of giving
Lousiana State Normal College a mascot.
Until then Northwestern 's football team had
never officially been given a name. Newspapers
sometimes referred to them as "our faithful war-
riors," but they still did not have a mascot. The
president of the university, Victor L. Roy, sug-
gested a contest where the students would select
a mascot worthy of representing Northwestern.
Some of the student's entrees included:
Spartans, Lions, Fighters, Warriors, Chiefs,
Eagles, Falcons, Boosters, Sharks, Gridiron,
Knights, Bearcats, Daredevils, Emperors, Can-
nons, Deer, Bucks, Musketeers, Invincibles, Big
Chiefs, Panthers, Indians, Giants, Wolves, Ser-
pents, Pelicans, Royalists, Victors, Cyclops,
Dragons, Bloodhounds, Terriers, Cubs, Profes-
sors, Cannonballs, Cavaliers, Leopards, Redskins,
Pioneers, and Rattlesnakes.
A committee of three men — President Roy,
Dr. Jesse Hazard, and Mr. John Guardia — were to
announce the winner at an assembly the day after
the entrees were submitted; they could not, how-
ever, decide between "Braves" or "Demons."
They then left it up to the students who ultimately
chose "Demons." The two students who submit-
ted this entry, Eileen Ritter and Truett Scarbor-
ough, received a cash award of $10.00.
There are many spinoffs that can be contrib-
uted to our Demon mascot.For instance, editori-
als for the Current Sauce such as "Satan's Satire"
and "Demon Screams" came from the name. In
addition, sections in Turpin Stadium are called
Demon's Den, Devil's Delight, and Hell's Hol-
low. The dance line was at one time called the
Demonettes, and the road in front of Sabine and
Rapides Dorms is called Demon Drive.
In 1984 Ray Carney, director of external
affairs, came up with the name "Vic" short for
Victory, for the Demon. This name was also
chosen from approximately 300 entrees from the
students. Since this time, Vic the Demon has
thrilled and entertained audiences at all North-
Being chosen as Vic is not all fun and games.
Sure, the honor of being Vic, attending all foot-
ball games and just about every other school
function does have its advantages, but getting
there is the hard part. Tryouts are held every year
and contestants are required to create an original
skit, be interviewed by a panel of judges, and
finally give an impromptu skit without using any
This year's Vic did a rap skit called "Super
Demon" to the song "Super Sonic." Vic then
traveled on to Tennessee and attended an UCA
Mascot Camp. There Vic received the Key to
Spirit award, three gold superior, one blue supe-
rior and one excellent ribbon. Vic also received
the Most Improved trophy. Vic was even compli-
mented on being a very snazzy dresser. Everyone
marveled at the originality of his costume.
Once one becomes Vic, they are faced with
wearing a very hot costume and attending the
many football and basketball games. The advan-
tages, however, far outweigh the disadvantages.
Not only does Vic cheer on the Demons, but also
entertains crowds, makes lots of friends with
children and gets Demon fans involved at football
and basketball games.
The Potpourri asked Vic what he thought of
the school spirit this year and Vic replied, "It is
very good, but there is always room for improve-
ment. All our teams need student support to do
well, so come out and support the Demons! ! "
Vic gets a ride around the field as the band begins their pregame show at the homecoming game.
Vic poses with the pom pon line while helping them cheer the Demons on to a victory.
Mayor Joe Sampite andCouncilman Wayne McCullen presented Mayor Awards to the former mascots at a
mascot reunion held in March, 1988. Kneeling from left to right, are Allen Barnes, Darren O'Bannon (in
uniform) and Scott Davis. Standing, Wayne McCullen, Tony Hernandez, Mayor Joe Sampite, Dan Medlin and
38 Vic the Demon
From 48 to over 220 in five years,
The Spirit of Northwestern grows each year
The Spirit of Northwestern marching band
continues to grow. They are the second largest uni-
versity marching band in the state. Band Director
Bill Brent has seen the band grow from 48 members
five years ago to well over 220 members today. He
says that the increased membership is a result of
more recruiting, a quality program, and the overall
turnaround of the university.
"In the future, I hope to improve the quality of
the band's performances and to maintain the band's
membership. The large size of the band is nice, but
it is easier to work with a smaller group and it is less
expensive to travel with fewer members," said Brent.
The band, under the leadership of drum major
Robbie Robinette, performed at a variety of places
this year. Robinette is a music education major from
Carthage, Texas. The band traveled to the game
against McNeese at Lake Charles and at the State
Fair game against Northeast in Shreveport. With
proud determination, the band even braved a ter-
rible rainstorm to perform at Stephen F. Austin.
The band did an exhibition at a high school band
contest in Mansfield and was invited to perform at
the Saints' game against the Giants at New Orleans.
ESPN covered the game and the band got the
chance to play for over 80,000 spectators.
Contrary to popular belief, the band is not just
for music majors. Senior Hank Ewing, a broadcast
journalism major, plays the baritone and serves as a
section leader. He also works as a freshman adviser
for the band as which he invites five high school
seniors who show band potential to each game.
Ewing enjoys working with band director Bill Brent
because he feels that Brent takes the time to know
each person. Like other band members, Ewing was
busy with band practice before most students had
even begun to think about returning to school. As a
section leader, he had to attend a camp the last
weekend in July . He also joined other band members
in practice three times a day for a week before
registration. Practice then returned to two hours
three times a week. All of the hard work paid off with
the band's great performances this year including
such programs as a Tribute to Hollywood and a
Tribute to New York.
North western's pepband added a little extra pep
to this year's basketball season. But Music major
Robert Turchick added even more pep. He decided
to make his own mascot when he noticed that
Northwestern 's mascot did not appear at the basket-
ball games. Turchick' s mascot, a remote control car
with a Vic the Demon doll in it, was a great success.
The idea was so popular with the fans, that Turchick's
mascot might even become a regular feature at
Northwestem's basketball games.
Even as next year promises an even bigger band,
the Spirit of Northwestern has shown the rest of the
state as well as Northwestern fans that it can compete
with the best and come out winners.
The Sprit of Northwestern band helps the cheerleaders rally the fans at a football game.
Showing their true colors, members of the horn section await their cue from drum major
40 Spirit of Northwestern
Dennis Jackson and Rich Grimm concentrate at
practice on the music and for mat ions.
Eric Freeman plays the sounds from the big bands
at practice one afternoon.
Le Ann Anderson gets a break from the hot sun in
the pit while playing the melodies.
Finishing the halftime show, Pat Divetro and John
Ay res march off the field.
Spirit of Northwestern 41
Rain or snow, sleet or ice,
Mardi Gras tradition carries on
Twenty-degree temperatures, freezing rain and
icicles did not stop Northwestern students from en-
joying Mardi Gras. Whether it be in New Orleans
watching the parades and catching beads off of a
float, or in downtown Eunice or Mamou eating
cracklins or boudin and dancing in the streets to
Cajun bands, the cold weather did not stop those
students who were determined to enjoy Mardi Gras.
Those students who traveled south on Friday
found no trouble, but those who waited until Sunday
night or Monday morning found icy roads and parts
of the interstate closed. Bill Schneider said, "It took
us three hours to get to Alexandria Monday morn-
ing, but the rest of the way to New Orleans was not
as frozen as the interstate between Natchitoches and
Most of those students who attended Mardi
Gras went to New Orleans to the French Quarter and
to Bourbon Street to catch beads and watch the
parades. Those veteran Mardi Gras-goers were
accustomed to the endless flow of alcohol and
propositions, the gaudy costumes, and the other
estimated 1 .7 million people who found their way to
New Orleans this year. Veteran Mardi Gras-goer
Keith Crappell of Morgan City said, "Mardi Gras is
always fun. New Orleans fills with people and the
spirit of Mardi Gras brings out the best in them."
Although the New Orleans Mardi Gras is most
popular, there is another Mardi Gras not many
people know about. Eunice, Mamou, Basile and
other small towns in Southwest Louisiana celebrate
in a much different way. There is no parade, rather
a Mardi Gras run in which costumed people on
horses ride through the countryside or town to
collect chickens, sausage, flour and onions to be put
into a huge pot of the traditional gumbo served to the
townspeople before the six weeks of Lent begins.
These small towns fill with locals as well as tourists
from all over the United States and foreign countries
to hear the Cajun bands, dance in the streets, eat
good food and, in general, to "pass a good time."
Van Reed, a native of Eunice said, "It is not the New
Orleans Mardi Gras. It is the true Cajun Mardi Gras.
The best part is chasing the chicken and the gumbo
afterwards. Although this year's Mardi Gras was
slow because of the cold weather, it was fun."
Whether Mardi Gras was in New Orleans,
Lafayette, Lake Charles, Eunice or Mamou, all who
went or participated in it seemed to enjoy them-
selves. The weather could have been warmer, but
there is always next year.
42 Mardi Gras
The capitaine leads the Mardi Gras runners into Mamou.
Many tourists as well as locals crowd into small towns such as Eunice, Mamou
and Basile to share a little of the Prairie Cajun Culture. The music is just a small
part along with the food and the dancing.
Donna Nolin and Ke vin Hopkins find a small corner in Pal O ' Brien 's to gel
away from the crowded street.
Keith Crappell andJeffB urkett utilize a street sign on Bourbon Street to find
some friends lost in the crowd.
Kappa Sigma' s Sam Cambria helps Eric Creed funnel a beer.
Mardi Gras 43
Despite some improvements
NSU still hindrance to handicapped
Although Northwestern's campus is
equipped for most students, it does not measure
up when it comes to the handicapped. North-
western needs to be more accessible to handi-
capped students. The curbs are too high for most
people in wheelchairs. There are too few park-
ing spaces provided for the convenience of
handicapped people and there are not enough
Not only do the classroom buildings and
curbs cause problems, but the dorms also pose
problems for those students who are handicapped.
Sabine Hall Director Pat Hall said, "There is a
ramp in Sabine that has been rebuilt and a handi-
capped parking space and bathroom, but there is
not a room with a handicapped bathroom in it,
although there are rails in each bathroom. There
have been no specific problems as there is no one
in the dorm confined to a wheelchair."
Gynger Ingram, a vision impaired student
from Shreveport does live in Sabine and finds
that there are problems. "The student life staff
isn't receptive to handicapped students. To get a
room adapted for me was very difficult. Extra
space and more light had to be added. The faculty,
however, was more than willing to work with
handicapped students. They go to great lengths to
help the handicapped students such as moving a
classroom downstairs or rearranging a seating
chart where I can see," said Ingram.
Miriam Brown agreed, "There needs to be
more communication. You have to gripe and
threaten to get things made accessible. I've had to
fall and get hurt to get the curbs cut down. This
semester Northwestern seems to be more acces-
sible to me, but there is always room for improve-
Northwestern student Mike Anders finds the
curbs and the elevators the biggest problems.
"The curbs are too high for most people in a
wheelchair and th elevators are located in very
few places in Ky ser and Will iamson Hall." Anders
is in a wheelchair but docs not feel he is handi-
capped. In the year since the accident that left
Many Northwestern students park in the handi-
capped zones in a hurry to get to class. The fine for
parking in a handicapped zone is $15.
44 llundicappi d Students
him in a wheelchair, he is walking and looking
forward to riding his motorcycle. Anders says,
"You're only seen in the eyes of others as you sec
yourself. If you see yourself as handicapped and
helpless then that's how others see you." Anders
is currently helping eight year old John Lance
Durham of Natchitoches cope with Spina Bifida.
Mike enjoys spending time with the boy in hopes
that he will learn to become a normal kid and not
feel like he is handicapped.
For Anders, Northwestern is not the only
place behind the times, most of Natchitoches is.
Anders added, "Natchitoches is not accessible to
people in wheelchairs. There are very few ramps
and restrooms. McDonald's and Burger King
have ramps but most restaurants don't." None of
the pizza places have ramps, neither do Wendy's
or Kentucky Fried Chicken. The convenience
stores have high curbs. The only club with
restrooms and ramps for the handicapped people
is Sassy 's. Theonly accessible grocery store with
check out lanes large enough for a wheel chair is
Anders urges the Natchitoches and North-
western community to realize that people in
wheelchairs are a growing part of the community
and that they are real people. "It would not cost
too much money for Northwestern and Natchito-
ches to accommodate those in wheelchairs as the
number of back injuries is drastically increas-
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yalchiloches native Mike Anders works out at the Warehouse between classes.
Handicapped Students 45
One last fling before finals,
Festival provides students relief
With one last weekend left before finals, I
thought I might venture out to the 62nd annual
Christmas Festival before settling down to study.
I decided to prepare myself for the festivities on
Saturday by going out on Friday, Christmas Fes-
tival Eve. With numerous parties going on, I
chose to go to a sorority sister's house. After many
toasts to people, events, times in our lives, dir-
rerent kinds of trees, and pet rocks we had lost
when we were little, I must say I started feeling
For some reason I thought I could handle
more partying. My friends forced me to go out
some more. Okay, I actually went very willingly.
I thought to myself, where would be a great place
The Student Body was our destination. The
place was packed! The music was blaring! How
could I leave my friends with a beer bust going on,
how could I refuse? Well, I decided to stay, only
because my friends needed me, you understand.
After being there an hour, meeting plenty of
people, and making numerous trips to the bath-
room, I felt like dancing. My partner and I walked
to the dance floor hoping to find a spot to dance.
The only spot we could find was under a speaker
on the wall. This left us a total of about two feet.
I told him I would take a rain check on the dance.
Later, I got up the nerve to dance again. Well, this
guy and I go to dance, I see some of my friends on
the dance floor, rush to them, lose my partner and
wind up dancing with three girls and a wall.
This little incident told me it was time to go
home. Luckily, I was not the designated driver for
the night. I got to the dorm and barely made it up
the four steps in the front, threw my purse down,
tore m y coat off, kicked of f my shoes, and fell face
down onto my bed.
Waking up Saturday morning was an ad-
venture in itself. I woke up, still face down, with
my alarm screaming at me. I felt as if someone
had surgically planted the alarm in my head over
night. After I turned the alarm off, I decided to get
up and get ready for the Lights.
After slowly getting ready, my friends and
I walked to the parade site. I had already missed
the children's parade, so I figured 1 out of 2 ain't
bad. We saw floats, NSU queens, visiting queens,
yell leaders, and all the bands start to assemble for
Walking down second street, I wondered
where I would stand. I walked by a group of
Kappa Sigmas who looked like they were recov-
ering from their Christmas Party the night before,
a couple of Sig Tau pledges, some TKE's, and
then, I found the place to watch the parade- the
Kappa Alpha mansion on the hill. There were red
beans and rice to eat, beer to drink, and men to
Plenty of people were there. Lots of Greeks:
Tri Sigma's, Sigma Kappa's, Phi Mu's, Theta
Chi's, TKE's, plus LSC students, alumni and fac-
ulty were there to enjoy the celebration. We all
watched the parade and screamed at everyone that
went by, whether we knew them or not.
During the parade, Northwestern Demon's
game was on the television. Many people were
watching that as well as the parade. Unfortu-
nately, the Demons were defeated. But all was not
lost. The fireworks started at the very last seconds
of the game. Those watching the game ran down
to Front Street to watch as well. The oohs and
aahs were the same after every display . The lights
were turned on and out-of-towners clapped at the
beauty while local teenagers said, "Big deal, it's
the same s%#$ every year." I thought to myself,
oh well, they will appreciate it all one day.
When the crowds started to fizzle out, I had
to run down and treat myself to a FUNNEL
CAKE!!! Oh yeah, and look at the lights. Many
NSU organizations had booths selling everything
from pickles to their rendition of the Natchitoches
meat pie. Oh, and of course, Skippy Waters, a
Kappa Sig alumni, was making quite a fortune off
of his Christmas Lights buttons.
Afterwards, there was so many things to do
and so may parties to go to, I couldn't decide
which one to go to, so I decided to call it a night.
As I laid down in my bed, getting ready to pray for
what I wanted for Christmas, I couldn't think of a
better way for anyone to start off the Christmas
holidays than to have a celebration of the Natchi-
toches Christmas Festival.
by Karen Engeron
Reprinted from the Current Sauce
December 6, 1988
Scott Waskom, Scott
Bergeron, Robert Jones and
Doug Sellers work in the Flight
Team's booth at the Christmas
46 Christmas Festival
Sue Turner of Baton Rouge watches the parade with
Gene Callahan, a two time Oscar winner for art direction.
Dr. Callahan was honored for his accomplishments with
a doctorate degree at the fall graduation exercises.
Burt Guerrero did not miss any of the activities as he
enjoyed the festival from the Kappa Alpha house.
Although the yell leaders could not go to Idaho to
cheer on the Demons in the Southland Conference play-
offs, they cheered on the Demon fans during the parade.
Ryan Hebert heads downtown to Front Street with his
Christmas Festival Al
'30 Years of Puttin' on the Ritz'
Cindy Bethel crowned 1989 Miss LOB
1989 marked the 30th anniversary of the Miss
Lady oftheBraceletpageant. Apart of Northwestern 's
rich history is carried on as Cindy Bethel was chosen
out of a field of ten contestants to represent the
Cindy, a junior broadcasting major from Mans-
field, won both the swimsuit and the talent portions
of the pageant as well as winning an audience chosen
People's Choice Award for talent. Her talent featured
a rendition of "Chopsticks" in which she was accom-
panied by the NSU Jazz Ensemble.
This year's LOB pageant, "30 Years of Puttin'
on the Ritz," was sponsored by the Student Activities
Board under the direction of Carl Henry, III and
chairperson Kim Wilson. Contestants included Tara
Tietjcn, Elizabeth Bonnette, Christi Cloutier, Tamara
Prudhomme, Penelope Meziere, Patty Breckenridge,
Karen Engeron, Shannon Greer, Cindy Bethel, and
Alicia Mayo. Scholarships this year included full
tuition, cash, a meal plan and books for the 1989-90
The title of Miss Congeniality was shared be-
tween Karen Engeron, a sophomore from Houma,
and Alicia Mayo, a freshman from Harrisonburg.
First runner-up honors went to Christi Cloutier, a
junior broadcast journalism major from Natchez.
She also won the preliminary evening gown award.
Second runner-up was Patricia Breckenridge, a fresh-
man from Kingwood, Texas. Third runner-up was
Shannon Greer, an 1 8 year old freshman from Pinev-
ille majoring in elementary education.
Featured entertainer was Miss Louisiana 1987
Patricia Brant, a ventriloquist and first runner-up to
Miss America 1988. The mistress of ceremonies was
Liz Swaine, an anchorwoman for KTBS-TV in Shre-
In June, 1989 Miss Lady of the Bracelet will be
in Monroe competing for the title of Miss Louisiana.
When asked why she chose the Miss Lady of the
Bracelet pageant, Cindy Bethel said, "The scholar-
ships increased this year and that helped because I do
not have to worry about school next year and can
concentrate on Miss Louisiana. I would also like to
project a positive image of Northwestern at Monroe."
Bethel will be making her 4th trip to the state pageant
where she is a two time nonfinalist talent winner.
In addition to representing Northwestern on the
state level, Cindy will also represent NSU at formal
functions such as homecoming, other pageants and at
the Natchitoches Christmas Festival.
48 / 989 Miss Lady of the Bracelet
Cindy Bethel reflects on her four awards won at the J 989 Lady of the Bracelet pageant, which cele-
brated its 30lh anniversary with the theme "30 Years of Puttin' on the Ritz."
1988 Lady of the Bracelet Carol Jordan of Florien passes on
the coveted crown to her successor Cindy Bethel of Mansfield,
who will be Northwestern s official representative as the Lady of
the Bracelet for 1989.
Christi Cloutier shows the audience that there are no strings
attached as she does a dance interpretation o/Pinocchio.
Winners in the 30th annual LOB pageant were: Miss Congeniality A licia Mayo (tie); third
unner-up Shannon Greer; Peoples' Choice award for talent, winner of the talent and
■wimsuit competitions and the 1989 Lady of the Bracelet Cindy Bethel; evening gown winner
ind first runner-up Christi Cloutier; second runner-up Patty Breckenridge; and Miss
Congeniality Karen Engeron (tie).
Playing "Memory" from the famous Broadway musical Cats, Alicia Mayo demonstrates
her skills on the flute during the talent competition. Alicia tied for the honor of Miss
Congeniality, an award voted on by the contestants.
From comedians to concerts,
SAB offers alternatives to students
The Student Activities Board is an organi-
zation in which the primary function is to coordi-
nate campus activities with maximum student
involvement. These range from dances, comedi-
ans, top name concerts, student talent shows and
Any student with five hours or more is
automatically qualified to become an SAB com-
mittee member. There are several committees to
choose from, each offering a wide variety of
events and activities to work on, which make up
the core of the board.
Public Relations and Advertising is respon-
sible for not only promoting events sponsored by
SAB but is also responsible for promoting the
entire board. This committee is the link between
the administration as well as the students. Being
a part of this committee entails layout and design
work for ads and brochures. It also includes
public relations activities within the university,
including seminars on SAB and recruitment of
The Cinema Focus committee is composed
not only of movie lovers but also of students who
enjoy alternative programming. Perhaps the larg-
est committee on the board is the Concert com-
mittee. It selects, schedules and books top name
acts to perform at NSU. In the past, the Concert
committee has showcased Lee Greenwood,
George Strait and Expose, to name a few. Re-
sponsible for all Homecoming, State Fair and
Spring Fling events, the primary purpose of the
Special Events committee is to coordinate with
the other committees to produce major events
with the greatest student involvement.
The Fine Arts committee brings cultural
and musical programs to Northwestern. The offi-
cial host committee of the Student Activities
Board is Hospitality and Decorations. It focuses
on the appearance of the Student Union by deco-
rating for special occasions, holidays and other
SAB events. This committee is also in charge of
many annual events such as the Christmas Win-
dow Painting Contest and the Spring Banquet.
One of the most diverse committees on the
Kim Browning, Shane Smith, Dayna Dooley
and Antoinette Montelaro work on plans for the
The Student Activities Board members are front
row, Kim Wilson, Lisa Lukowski, Anne Marie
Schneider, Karen Cresap and Tracy Fisher (public
relations and advertising.) Second row, Dayna Dooley
(secretary), Chris Lee, Antoinette Montelaro and
Burt Perkins. Third row, Laura Willis, Terri Crump-
ton, Robin Thibodeaux, Mary Miller (president),
Kim Browning, Tracy Smith, Shane Smith and Van
board is Lagniappe, responsible for most of the
performers contracted by SAB such as hypno-
tists, comedians and a variety of professional
musical entertainers. Possibly one of the most
important events that SAB sponsors is the annual
Lady of the Bracelet Pageant. The pageant is a
preliminary to Miss Louisiana. The winner will
not only compete in the pageant but will also rep-
resent Northwestern at numerous official func-
tions around the state.
The Board consists of 19 members, with i
executive members, 7 committee chairperson!
and 7 representatives. To become a member ol
the Student Activities Board, one could start oi^
as a committee member, then can be either sej
lected to serve as a committee chairperson or run
in a general election for a representative-at-largi
position. The executive members usually have
worked their way up and are selected by the
outgoing board based on their past performance,
Mth new administration,
*GA undergoes improvements
The purpose of the Student Government
Association is to "promote the general welfare of
the students and to act as a liaison between the ad-
ministration and the students." Fred Fulton, di-
rector of student life and SGA advisor, helps the
members of SGA get the information they need to
SGA has been busy this year under the lead-
ership of President Michael McHale, a senior
Political Science major. The elections of both the
Homecoming and State Fair queens were spon-
sored by the SGA. They worked together with
SAB to coordinate the Homecoming activities.
Members of SGA hosted the State Fair Brunch
and worked hard to promote school spirit at the
game against Northeast. They were also respon-
sible for the Student Directories. SGA also held
its election where the students got a chance to
choose the people that they wanted to represent
Sophomore biology major Robb Brown
served as the Senator-at- large and was recently
elected as Treasurer. Brown, like other members
of SGA, feels that the most important goal of SGA
is "to see that the desires of the students are met."
SGA also began work on numerous projects
this year including talking with local night clubs
about beginning a designated driver program in
Natchitoches. They looked into having a lawyer
provide free legal assistance for students and also
discussed plans for providing a campus shuttle
system, an automatic teller machine on campus,
and typewriters that could be checked out at the
Myrl Dance and Shelly Benson refer to past leg-
islation in an attempt to help a student.
Members of the SGA are left to right .front row,
Beth Bowman, Stephanie Causey, Shelly Benson,
Sarah Robinson (commissioner of elections), Karen
Engeron, Laura Willis, Liz Bonette and Precious
Jenkins. Back row, Jeremy Passut, Brian Shirley,
Robb Brown (treasurer) , Robert Bennett, Henry
Dibrell, Frederick Perkins, Myrl Dance, Michael
McHale (president), Andy Harrison (vice president),
Keith Triggs, John Walsh (secretary) and Chris
Student Government Association 51
From Greek to honor organizations,
Extracurricular activities prove helpful
Do extracurricular activities help or hurt
students on Northwestem's campus? Studies
conducted on college campuses in North Louisi-
ana and by a national sorority show that involve-
ment in campus organizations can increase one's
chance of success both in college and after gradu-
Many of Northwestem's campus leaders
maintain high grade point averages in addition to
participating in extracurricular activities such as
Student Government Association, Student Ac-
tivities Board, cheerleading, Greeks, political
organizations, and student publications.
Some of these organizations such as Blue
Key and Purple Jackets stress academic achieve-
ment as well as extracurricularpartieipation. Other
organizations as well as the fraternities and so-
rorities offer study halls for their members. Miss
NSU Melissa Canales, a senior education major
from Leesville, said, "Getting involved with
organizations like Phi Mu and Purple Jackets
helps build your self-confidence. The other
members get behind you and really help. They
have made me want to strive for better grades."
Although getting involved with an organiza-
tion requires a lot of time, it teaches time manage-
ment. Phi Mu President Kim Wilson said, "I had
so little time to study with Phi Mu, SAB, Greek
council, dance line, and Purple Jackets that the
time I spent studying was productive. I studied
whenever I could, not just crammed the night
before the test." Miss LOB Cindy Bethel said,
"Extracurricular activities take so much lime, you
have to be a very disciplined person to balance
your classes and grades with extracurricular ac-
Extracurricular activities can also offer valu-
able lessons not available in the classroom.
Working on the yearbook or newspaper or play-
ing football or basketball teaches one how to
work with people. Karen Engeron, a sophomore
journalism major from Houma, said, "Maintain-
ing a good grade point average and succeeding in
other areas of the university such as a fraternity or
sorority, the SG A or SAB, or honor organizations
is great. Extracurricular activities helps one to
learn how to work with other people but can do
harm if one barely earns a 2.0 GPA every semes-
ter and is heavily involved in campus activities."
Students are the ones who determine whether
campus activities will help or hurt them. They
have to decide what is too much and balance a
schedule of classes, studying, and activities.
52 Extracurricular activities
Melody Smith and Kim Wilson, members of the 1988 Home-
coming Court, are presented at the homecoming game.
Michael McH 'ale introduces Olympia Dukakis as she cam-
paigns for her cousin, Michael Dukakis.
Miss NSU Melissa Canales and Mr. NSU Kevin Peters are
presented plaques at halftime of the last home football game.
Tina Dutile, editor of the Potpourri, relaxes in Tommy
Whitehead's office after mailing another portion of the book to the
Drum major Robbie Robinette leads the band at practice
outside Prather Coliseum.
Extracurricular activities 53
Old Northwestern revived as
Increased enrollment forces renovations
The increasing student enrollment at North-
western has made it necessary to renovate several
old dormitories. Varnado and Caspari Halls are
nearly forty-five years old. Both of these dormi-
tories were reopened this fall semester after under-
going extensive repairs.
Varnado Hall is named after Dean Edwards
Varnado. Dean Varnado was an 1 899 graduate of
the Louisiana Normal School. She served the
Normal School for thirty-seven years, first as a
teacher and then as the Dean of Women before
retiring in 1942. She died in 1954 and Varnado
Hall was dedicated in her memory during that
year's Homecoming activities.
Contractors recendy completed renovations
to Varnado Hall with the assistance of Dr. Vir-
ginia Crossno of the Home Economics Depart-
ment. In renovating the dorm, the workers
salvaged as much of the original furnishings as
possible in order to maintain the 1930's appear-
ance of the dorm. Some of the furnishings that
were kept include the bedroom furniture which
was sent to a company to be refinished, the solid
wood doors, the marble in the bathrooms, and
several chandeliers. New blinds, linen closets,
and vanities were added to the rooms. Since being
renovated, Varnado Hall is the most luxurious
residence hall on campus. The rooms are car-
peted and are slightly larger than the other dorm
Caspari Hall is named after Captain Leopold
Caspari. Captain Caspari served as both a mem-
ber of the state Senate and House of Representa-
tives. It is due to his work as a Representative that
Natchitoches was chosen as the site for NSU. In
1884 when the decision to build Northwestern,
then called the Normal School, was made, Captain
Caspari convinced the Legislature that Natchito-
ches was the perfect site for the school by offering
them over one hundred acres of land. After his
death, Caspari Hall was dedicated in his memory.
One of the fortunate residents of Caspari enjoys
the shorter walk to class.
Caspari, vacant since summer of 1 986 now houses
seniors and graduate students.
Tara Tietjen and Wendy Walters, freshmen, en-
joy the luxuries of Varnado Hall. However, most of the
residents are upperclassmen.
54 Renovated dorms
According to Harold Boutte, director of Housing,
the renovations on Caspari Hall were done
entirely by Northwestern personnel. These reno-
vations included painting, putting up new blinds,
and rewiring. The furniture that is being used in
Caspari came from a variety of sources including
Boozman Hall which was reopened last year. The
residents in Caspari have had to make a few
sacrifices in order to live in this newly renovated
dorm . They have had to do without telephone and
cable hookups and also have to share closets
because there is only one closet per room. The
renovated two-story east wing of Caspari is being
used to house male seniors and graduate students.
The students who are fortunate enough to live
in Varnado and Caspari enjoy living in the upper-
classmen dorms. Varnado and Caspari are 24-
hour quiet halls that some students may find
conducive to studying. Others simply enjoy not
having to come home every day to Sabine or
Rapides. Julie Rhymes, a senior from Creston,
said, "Sabine Hall does not compare at all to
Varnado. Natchitoches Hall is tolerable, but
Varnado is really nice and is very quiet."
Renovated dorms 55
56 Steel Magnolias
Darryl Hannah took time from a
hectic schedule to pose for a picture
withproduction assistant Dan Dupre.
Brad Arnold andDan Pickettwork
on their tans outside the field house
while waiting for the shooting of the
locker room scene.
Olympia Dukakis spends some time
with background artist Rob Bruetch,
Brad Arnold, Steve Wolfe, Scott
Haley, Winston Howard and Sidney
Hunting Easter eggs is not only for
children. Tom Skeritt gets in on the
action in the Easter egg hunt for Steel
Darryl Andrews and other back-
ground artists did not let the wedding
pass without decorating the newly-
Steel Magnolias come to Natchitoches
For some NSU students this summer,
jobs were not the same old boring typing, filing,
bartending and gas pumping, they were exciting
and unusual with the movie Steel Magnolias.
The movie, a Tri-Star Pictures film, was
being shot on location in Natchitoches during
June, July and August. The picture is a multi
million dollar film that stars Dolly Parton, Sally
Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis,
Darryl Hannah and Julia Roberts. The film was
directed by Herbert Ross who has done many
famous movies such as "Footloose" and "The
NSU students worked as extras, produc-
tion and nursery assistants, set decorators and
dressers, artists, receptionists, painters and many
The Steel Magnolias production office
was located in the P. E. Majors building on the
Northwestern campus. The student employees
had only a short walk from their dorm room or
apartment to go to work each day. The work week
ran Monday through Saturday and sometimes
Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The students had the chance to work with
abig name producer and director. The people that
were involved in this film were not your typical
"run of the mill" movie makers. "I had the
opportunity to see a famous director in action,"
explains Todd Martin, a backgrounds artist in the
Christmas Festival scene.
Some students found themselves carry-
ing around radios used in crowd control while
filming was going on. Others moved furniture
and decorated walls, houses and any other place
that may be in the shot. Tim Bates, a NSU student,
worked as a set decorator. "I worked long hours,
sometimes from 4 a.m. until 8 p.m., preparing a
room or a house front for the next days shot.
Although the hours were long, I had the opportu-
nity to meet the stars and even attend a few parties
with the big names. It was great!"
Hard work was also found in the extras, or
background artists. Many students were paid $50
per day for standing around in 100 degree tem-
peratures as the stars rehearsed. Most extras were
expected to only walk around, dance, attend
weddings, funerals and other scenes, but a few
were expected to take it all off. Ray Gill and Mark
Oberle were in the "shower scene" with nothing
on but a little soap and water. "It was fun and an
experience to be in front of people without clothes,"
explained Mark Oberle. Other students were
involved in less dramatic roles with jock strap,
underwear and football outfits. Needless to say,
the exposed extras were paid more than the typi-
cal background artists.
Jobs also ran into the "greens scene", that
is the area of plants. Plants were used for every-
thing from hiding wires and breaking up extreme
white spots to hiding entire houses and making
bare spots look like jungles. Eddy Broadway and
Dan Dupre worked in the greens department and
created the unseen magic. "Our job was to make
things look natural or change the season of the
year from winter to spring and back again," said
The movie company employed more
students than any other single business in Natchi-
toches. After Steel Magnolias has come and
gone, the students at NSU will always remember
working with the stars.
Steel Magnolias 57
'I want a desk job'
Student employment offers money,
experience to university career
With the increased enrollment, the demand
for student jobs rose also. This increased demand
forced the university to separate the Student
Employment Office from the Financial Aid Of-
fice. There are over 350 students on a waiting list
for a work study job, according to Marilyn Haley,
Coordinator of Student Employment.
The Student Employment Office was moved
to the Sylvan Friedman Student Union and Mari-
lyn Haley was appointed to the position of Coor-
dinator of Student Employment in August 1988.
There are two types of employment pro-
grams available at Northwestern. College Work
Study is based on financial need and the Financial
Aid Office determines a student's eligibility for
it. Freshmen recipients must maintain a 1.75
grade point average in order to receive it their
second semester. Sophomores, juniors and sen-
iors must keep a 2.0 GPA.
The Work Service Award is given only to
incoming freshmen who have scored a 24 or
higher on their ACT. In order to receive the Work
Study Award the second semester, the student
must have a 2.5 GPA the first semester.
Some students are placed in their depart-
ments while others are placed wherever they
request or can be utilized the most. Freshman Van
Reed said, "The experience I have gained through
my job in the journalism department through
meeting, interviewing and working with many
different people has been a valuable asset."
Business major Rhonda Arthur, a R A in Varnado
Hall, said, "My job does not really pertain to
business, but it is like a communication process
that will help in any job." Douglas Gann, an
accounting major working in the intramural of-
fice, said, "I don't enjoy my job because it seems
to create problems academically by demanding
When asked where the money earned through
work study was spent, the replies included sav-
ings account, rent, tuition, partying, bills, sorority
dues and car insurance and gas. Although some
students work 60 hours a month, most students
questioned worked 38 hours a month. Some stu-
dents questioned had worked at real jobs before
coming to Northwestern but most received their
first job through college employment.
Shavannia Smith and Laura DeBusk not only
enjoy their work but are learning different methods of printing
at University Printing.
58 Student Employment
AFTER I2PJ. STUD'
MUST HAVE I D AN
Entering data on the Macintosh, Sean Mayfield
prepares a flyer while working in the journalism department.
Amy Gill, a desk worker at Varnado Hall assists
Holley Methvin with some information.
Marilyn Haley processes student worker time cards
at the end of the pay period. She was appointed Coordinator
of Student Employment in August 1988.
Student Employment 59
Parties, haunted houses, trick-or- treating...
Students enjoy Halloween
Halloween is not just for little kids. Many
Northwestern students took advantage of the night
to have some fun.
Several of the fraternities on campus had
Halloween parties. Janelle Ainsworth, a fresh-
man, enjoyed the fun at Kappa Sigma's Monster
Bash. It was held at the armory and decorations
were done by the pledges. The Gamma Psi
chapter of Kappa Alpha had its annual costume
party on Halloween night. Junior Damian Dom-
ingue designed the T-shirts to go along with the
Gamma Psicho theme. The decorations, such as
knives and shower curtains, were from the movie
For those students who enjoy having mon-
sters grab their legs and being chased with a
chainsaw, this year's haunted houses were the
place to be. Both the Scholars' College and the
Jaycee's each hosted a haunted house. The Schol-
ars' College did a great job of disguising part of
Russell Hall for their house. Freshman Mitch
Melder said, "The best part was running from the
weedeater." Anita Bryant and her boyfriend said,
"We were terrified at the Jaycee's house when our
guide left us and we could not see where we were
Sassy ' s was the most popular place to be on
Halloween night with a great costume party, lots
of music, and plenty to drink. Darrell Ray, a
sophomore, and his roommate Chris Vilar, a
freshman, fought the crowd at Sassy's dressed as
a pirate and the grim reaper and had a great time.
If you saw sophomore Carla Denos falling down
all night,it was not because she had had too much
to drink, but because her clown shoes were too
big. Mitch Melder after surviving the Scholars'
College haunted house, went to Sassy's with
some friends disguised as a pimp and some pros-
titutes. Sophomore Brandi Vassar donned a sil-
ver wig to be a goddess for the occasion.
There were also plenty of the traditional
trick -or-treaters around campus. No matter where
they went, there was fun to be had by all this
Halloween. For those students like freshman
Doug Gann who missed out on the fun because
they were sick, there is always next year!
Scott Dugas and Ivan McDonald
enjoy the Kappa Alpha's Gamma P sic ho
Pumpkin Head appeared at the Schol-
ars' College Haunted House.
Several Sigma Kappas wait to go
through the Scholars' College Haunted
Halloween 6 1
62 Louisiana School
Residential Advisers provide friendship
Working at the Louisiana School as a
Residential Adviser gives one a different and
more complex look at the Louisiana School stu-
The Residential Advisers at the Louisi-
ana School for Math, Science, and the Arts are
responsible and liable for the students from the
time they leave their homes to come to the campus
to the time they go back home. The RA's operate
the dorm, sign in and sign out students when they
leave the campus, check them out when they go
home and do nighUy room checks after curfew to
make sure all the students are accounted for. The
RA's maintain 10 office hours a week and work
sixteen hours on their assigned weekends. In
addition to the office hours, the R A' s are assigned
gym duty and cafeteria duty. They are also
assigned a specific task at the beginning of the
year such as host families, building maintenance,
transportation or work service.
The RA's are given a free room, meals
and a paycheck every month. They are only
assessed tuition fees at the beginning of
Northwestern 's semester and are excused from
buying a meal plan or dorm room.
The RA's have to work with the admini-
stration as well as the students and enforce the
strict rules with understanding. Some of the
RA's feel that the administration is hard to work
and get along with and complain that the little but
important things do not get fixed.
The social lives of the RA's are also
affected as the job is very time consuming. Be-
sides the office hours, RA's are required to do
room check after curfew at 10 p.m., they can not
leave town but once a week and are on call three
days a week. Mia Manuel described it as very
restrictive environment in that many things such
as a sorority, a relationship, or simply going to the
movies are put aside.
Although the responsibility is great, some
of the RA's feel that much more than a paycheck
can be gained from the job. They see a side of the
students that very few Northwestern students
ever see. One RA described it as being the oldest
child in a family of 400 kids and being left in
charge. Most students find a friend and confidant
in their RA's as they face lots of peer and aca-
demic pressure. Verdis Walker said, "I like the
kids on my wing. They are really nice and friendly,
like a lot of brothers." David Humphries added,
"They are like brothers of all kinds; some easy to
get along with, others harder to get along with."
Mia Manuel said, "The girls are easy to
get along with and are not the freaks everyone at
Northwestern thinks they are. They are very
sincere and impressionable because they are forced
to grow up a few years earlier than most teen-
agers." Fabian Zeller, Supervisor of Residential
Life at Prudhomme, graduated in the first class at
the Louisiana School and went to work as a RA
the following year. He said, "I'm giving some-
Lisa Bonnette and Carol Jordan plan their
evening out on their day off.
Mia Manuel signs Julia Loftin's yearbook.
Julia is a student on Mia's wing.
A ngela LaCour makes sure the students are
properly signed out when they leave to go home.
Verdis Walker checks permission forms for a
Fabian Zeller approves a student to leave cam-
Louisiana School 63
Students often get tired of eating in the dining halls and
venture into Natchitoches to get some "real food." Besides the
regular pizza, chicken and hamburgers, there are a few alter-
natives to cafeteria grub such as The Landing, South China,
Bonanza, Cajun Deli, Sea &Sirloin and The Mariners.
In a hurry to get to class, Angela Cook utilizes the
drive thru at McDonald's.
Brian Sanders and Tim Crainfind lunch at Wendy's
much better than that in the cafeteria.
A Quide to 'Dining in
Blake's Spicy Chicken. 442 Martin Luther King Drive. Chicken and hamburg-
Bonanza Family Restaurant. Cane River Shopping Center. Steak, chicken,
baked potatoes, salad bar and desserts. $5-$ 10.
Burger King. 200 Kyser Avenue. Hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches, salads,
Cafe St. Denis. Holiday Inn. Steaks, seafood, lunch buffet, salad bar and break-
fast. $5-$ 10.
Cajun Deli. 234 Highway 1 South. Soups, salad, ettoufee, gumbo, frozen yogurt.
Church's Fried Chicken. Cane River Shopping Center, chicken. $3-$5.
Cotton Patch Restaurant. Highway 1 Bypass. Hamburgers, chicken, shrimp,
and steak baskets, breakfast and desserts. $3-$5.
Domino's Pizza. 138 Highway 1 South. Pizza. $5-$15.
Grayson's Barbecue. Hwy. 84, Clarence. Barbecue sandwiches and dinners,
smoked turkeys and hams. $3-$8.
Jo's Family Restaurant. 912 Highway 1 South. Catfish, hamburgers, steaks,
crawfish and breakfast. $5-$10.
Just Friends. 4 Ducournau Square. Soups, salad, sandwiches and desserts. $3-
Kentucky Fried Chicken. 107 Highway 1 South. Chicken. $3-$5.
Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen and Restaurant. 622 Second Street. Catfish, meat
pies, gumbo, steaks, salad, breakfast, Cane River cream pic and other desserts. $5-
Le Filet. 729 Third Street. Catfish, shrimp and oyster dinners. $4-$10.
Mariners Seafood and Steak House. Highway 1 Bypass. Steak, seafood,
catfish, salads and desserts. S10-S25.
McDonald's. Highway 1 South. Hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches, salads and
Mr. Gatti's. 123 Highway 1. Pizza, salad bar and daily buffet. $5-$ 15.
Natchitoches Taco Factory. 605 Bossier. Tacos, burritos and nachos. $3-$5.
Pizza Hut. 117 Highway 1 South. Pizza, pasta, salad bar and sandwiches. $5-
Pizza Inn. 124 Highway 1 South. Pizza, pasta, salad bar, sandwiches, and daily
noon buffet. $5-$ 15.
Popeye's. Highway 1 South. Chicken, shrimp, catfish and red beans and rice. $3-
Sea and Sirloin. Hwy. 9, Campti. Steak, catfish, crawfish, seafood, salad bar and
oyster bar. $10-$ 15.
South China Restaurant. 307 Dixie Plaza. Cantonese, Mandarin, Hunan, and
Szechuan cuisine, steaks, seafood, noon buffet and Sunday seafood buffet. $5-$15.
Subway. Hwy 1 South. Hot and cold sandwiches. $3-$7
TC's Yogurt. Kyser Avenue. Frozen yogurt and homemade waffle cones. $2-$5
Taco Bell. 127 Highway 1 South. Tacos, salads, burritos, and nachos . $3-$5.
The Landing. 302 Highway 1 South. Mesquite steaks and catfish, seafood,
salads and desserts. $10-$15.
The Pickle Barrel Grill. 501 Bossier. Hamburgers. $3-$7.
Tin House Barbecue. 400 St. Denis. Barbecue sandwiches and dinners. $3-$8.
Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers. 109 Highway 1 South. Hamburgers,
chicken, chili, baked potatoes, salad bar and desserts. $3-$5.
64 Restaurant Guide
Restaurant Guide 65
Football team, academic program, cost, location or campus life,
Many people choose NSU for different reasons
Many factors are considered in selecting a
college. Someofthedifferent factors may include
cost, location, campus life or reputation of aca-
demic programs. Last semester over 6500 chose
Northwestern is composed of students from
virtually every parish in the state. Natchitoches
Parish topped the list with over 1100 enrolled.
Vernon Parish sent 864 students whileCaddo and
Rapides were close behind. Louisiana was not the
only state represented by NSU students, our
neighbor, Texas is responsible for 1 22 of them. In
fact, NSU has fifty-one foreign students from
There are as many different reasons for at-
tending NSU as there are home towns. For the
1 100 Natchitoches parish students, convenience
was the main reason. Natchitoches native Joe
Weinmunson said, "In addition to the campus
being near home, Northwestern is very affordable
and has outstanding programs and faculty."
Weinmunson is a sophomore in the Louisiana
Those from other parishes came as a result of
scholarships, both academic and athletic, parents
who are Northwestern alumni, and/or the campus
itself. Chris Lee, a sophomore nursing major from
DeRidder said, "I liked NSU's beautiful campus
as well as the accredited nursing program." Fresh-
man business major Gladys Rush said, "After
enrolling at Northeast, I decided to come to North-
western because the campus and people are much
Still there are those who have driven across
states to be Demons. John Simoneaux, a journal-
ism major from Fairfax, Virginia said, "I am in
Natchitoches and at Northwestern because my
father is in the military." Beth LeBlanc, originally
from Indiana, said, "I chose to come to NSU
because my parents moved to Shrcvcport and I
wanted to be close to them." As for the fifty-one
foreign students, their reasons vary even more
than local and out of state students. Charis
Murwadi, a senior computer information systems
major from Indonesia agreed with many other
students when he said "Northwestern was the first
school that accepted me."
Many students find that walking is much easier and
faster to get around campus this year.
Lex Harwell and Margie Lilya wait for their
next class in the Student Union lobby.
Angela LaCour, Claudine Nash, and Marilyn
Gosey decide where to go for lunch.
Todd K. Huddle
"I chose Northwestern be-
cause it has a great art depart-
ment. I looked at several
schools in both Texas and
Louisiana and liked NSU best."
"The reason I chose North-
western was because Dr. Alost
and the new administration
seemed to be bringing North-
western up and once again to a
"I chose Northwestern be-
cause of the great educational
opportunity that it offers.
Northwestern is on the rise
and I'm proud to be a part of it."
"I've been to many colleges,
but the faculty members here
at Northwestern really believe
in their programs and their stu-
AT&T teaches valuable lesson
Students play stock market
Like to play the stock market, but hate to lose
money? The AT&T Collegiate Investment Chal-
lenge is a simulated exercise where students are
given $500,000 and have four months to maxi-
mize their portfolio.
Fifteen students at Northwestern are compet-
ing with students across the nation. The first place
prize will be $25,000 and the top ten winners will
receive a trip to New York City that includes air
fare, hotel accommodations, tickets to a Broad-
way show, a tour of the New York Stock Exchange
and an Awards dinner.
Scott Kendrick, a sophomore business ad-
ministration major from Robeline, lead North-
western on February 1 with a total portfolio value
of $650,000 and was ranked 108th in the nation.
"It is a great program for anyone interested in the
financial markets," said Kendrick.
The game teaches those who partic ipate about
the stock exchange itself and some of the compa-
nies the individual participants research. "The
Students can make big bucks by playing in
the AT&T Investment Challenge. Completing
a successful stock takeover can net a student
AT&T Investment Challenge is an outstanding
exercise in first hand investing. The program is
teaching them how to invest and how to research
firms they may be interested in investing without
investing their own money. The students are very
involved. They have to make their own deci-
sions," said Dorothy Washington, faculty spon-
sor. When one of the participants is ready to buy
or sell, they use an 800 number provided by
AT&T to call game brokers who would initiate
the trade and instantly update their account. The
participants are sent an account statement each
"It is a good opportunity to learn without
losing any money since you are given a $500,000
account. You have to research companies just as
if you were really spending your money. Several
of the companies I researched and invested in
were Regina, Tex Air, Prime Computer, Reebok,
Eagle and Copytele," said Kendrick.
Billy Stevens, a junior computer information
systems/business major from Coushatta said,
"Being that it is not real money, you can play with
hostile takeovers and see how they come out.
Normally, you would not invest $50,000 of real
money into a hostile takeover. I made $40,000 to
$50,000 on one takeover and lost the same amount
on another takeover."
Robert Rougeau, a business major from
Bossier City was in second place at Northwestern
and 9th in Louisiana on February 1 with a portfo-
lio of $530,806. "I learned how to read the stock
page in the paper and how to search out stocks that
moved and others that did not," said Rougeau.
The AT&T Investment Challenge proved to
be more than just another game to those who par-
ticipated from Northwestern. They learned more
about the stock market than they could have in a
classroom. Rougeau said, "If you want to make
money in the stock market, it takes as much time
and research as possible."
68 AT&T Investment Challenge
Fifteen Northwestern students were given a $500,000
account for four months to compete in the stock market
with over 25,000 other college students in the nation.
Dorothy Washington sponsors student business re-
lated activities such as the AT&T Investment Challenge.
She teaches economics at Northwestern.
Robert Rougeau checks the prices of his stock as the
final deadline is less than four weeks away.
AT&T Investment Challenge 69
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Living the Qreef^Life
"Greek life involves commit-
ment, responsibility, and offers
leadership skills and opportuni-
ties. Greek life is what you make
Kappa Alpha members J effKnotts andBernie
Cooley prepare to fry fish at the fraternity's
informal rush party.
"Through my participation in
my sorority, I've had the oppor-
tunity to work hard to benefit
others. Service projects have
brought us together to help the
ou cannot walk across Northwestern s campus without seeing
a member of a Greek organization or the action or result of a sorority
or fraternity. Northwestern students involved in sororities and frater-
nities can be found participating in Intramurals, service projects, and
campus-wide events. Greeks are campus leaders, on athletic teams,
community volunteers, and academic scholars. Greek life is not based
solely on social activities but on service to the individual chapters, the
university, and community, and to their national philanthropies , as
well. A commitment to a Greek organization does not revolve around
self-interest but on selflessness and accomplishment. Greeks are not\
payable friends but sincere ones. Living the Greek life is living a life
of fun, of commitment, of friendship , and of service.
Phi Beta Sigma Carl Preston and Alpha Kappa Alpha Melissa Smith get their fill at the
Panhellenic and IFC Greek Week pizza party.
72 Introduction to Greeks
"Being a Greek at
Northwestern has given
\ me my best friends."
Kappa Alpha Psi
State Fair Queen Anne Marie Schnieder, Phi Mu, and Tri-Sigmasjanelle Givens and Rhondi
Sandifer join in the festivities at Rally in the Alley in Shreveport during the Slate Fair weekend.
Kappa Sigma Allen Evans takes advantage of
the annual Luau weekend to ski on Sibley Lake.
"Being involved in a Greek
organization opens doors to get-
ting involved in other campus
Sigma Sigma Sigma
"I pledged a fraternity to meet
people. What I've gotten out of my
involvement with K A has been an
improvement in my ability to work
with others as well as develop
good communication skills. "
Introduction to Greeks 73
Leading the Greek Life
Councils provide guidance, assistance
The Pan-Hellenic Council is the govern-
ing body of all black organizations at North-
western. Pan-Hellenic strives to encourage good
working relationships among its members.
The Council' s vital function is to set guide-
lines in the area of rushing, pledging and pro-
moting scholarship and service. Fundraisers to
serve these causes include Greek shows, dances,
talent shows, and picnics. The Council also
participates yearly in the Martin Luther King
March and Black History Month.
Members gained success in the newly-
Pan-Hellenic Council, Row 1: Sheldon
Kirkmon (Treasurer); Brian Brown (Second
Vice-President); Sherry Farley (Secretary);
Lockey Whitaker (First Vice-President);
Lawrence Seawood (President). Row 2:
Tyrone Granger, Melissa Smith, Yolanda
Williams, Jennifer Hunter, Rozalyn Shields,
Michael Mason. Row 3: Monique Freeman,
Tish Walker. Row 4: Jeff Glover, Eric
Wynn, Melissa Frank Ronnie Blake. Row
5: Patrick Wesley, Trenna Taylor, Anthony
Mason. Row 6: Lazar Hearn.
formed Greek Council, an advisory committee
of all Greeks on campus. Ronald Wilkins (AO£2)
and Lockey Whitaker (Z<t>B) were appointed by
Greek Council President Joel Ebarb (0X) as
committee members to select the Outstanding
Greek Award. Melissa Frank (ZOB) serves as
the Pan-Hellenic representative to the Greek
| The Pan-Hellenic Council is preparing to
do more community service and fundraisers in
the upcoming year.
Officers in the Council are: President
Lawrence Seawood, KA^; First Vice-Presi-
dent Lockey Whitaker, ZOB; Second Vice-
President Brian Brown, AOA; Secretary Sherry
Farley; AZ@; Treasurer Shelton Kirkmon, Q^O;
Historian Henri Wesley, Q^FO; and Parliamen-
tarian Mitch Rowe, OBZ.
Melissa M. Frank
Zeta Phi Beta
74 Greek Councils
Interfratemity Council, Row 1: Stan McCallan, Melvin Bowie, Gary Williams, David Green, John Terry, Bobby
Cockrell, Brian McCaskill, Sid Williams, Paxton Gurtner, Donald Boyett, Paul Carter, Van Ensley. Row 2: David
Roppolo, Brian Harrell , Chris Funk, Allen Evans, Don Forrest, Eben Cook, Joe English , Gerald Brown , Tyrone Frilles,
James Meadors (Advisor).
The purpose of Northwestern ' s Interfrater-
nity Council is to set standards and goals for the
nine social fraternities on campus. The Council
helps to establish brotherhood among all the
IFC is also responsible for creating and
enforcing rules and regulations. The Council is
comprised of two delegates from each fraternity.
One of the major activities sponsored by
the Interfratemity Council is rush, when stu-
dents pledge for membership in Greek organiza-
tions. It holds one rush party per semester,
called the Greek Mixer, for all fraternities.
Panhellenic Council, Row 1: Sonya Ri-
gaud, Cindy Wilson (President), Liz Bonnette,
Kelley Bridges. Row 2: Tina Anderson, Ken-
dra Brown, Katie Whitten, Sarah Robinson,
and Teresa Bryant.
The purpose of Northwestern's
Panhellenic Council is to unite Greek sororities
in its govemmentand ideals. The council assists
each sorority in all aspects of Greek life.
Panhellenic had its first Early Rush this
year, with the highest quota ever of women
pledging. In conjunction with this year's theme
"Sisterhood at its Finest," the Council also
sponsored the First Annual Panhellenic semi-
formal in the Student Union, a dance at which all
three sororities were represented. As part of
their role of uniting Greeks on campus, the
Council co-sponsored 1988 Greek Week with
the Interfratemity Council.
The Council also works in community
service. When a newborn baby was abandoned
at the A. A. Fredericks Creative and Performing
Arts Center, Panhellenic helped out by donat-
ing a care basket filled with necessities to the
Natchitoches Parish Hospital where the infant
At present, the Panhellenic Council is
planning to attend the National Convention held
in Florida in the spring.
Executive Council Members of
Panhellenic are: President Cindy Wilson, ZZZ;
Vice-President Sarah Robinson, OM; and Sec-
retary Kelley Bridges, ZK.
Delegates from the three sororities in-
clude: Kendra Brown, Sonya Rigaud, Shelly
Benson, and Anne Miller, HZ; Katie Whitten,
Elizabeth Sklar, Dawn Coleman, and Lisa
Collins, G>M; and Tina Anderson, ZK.
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Along with the other Greek councils, it co-
sponsors weekly tailgate parties before North-
western football games. Keeping the Demon
spirit alive, IFC makes sure that the team has
enough support by designating seating for all
fraternities at all home football games. | j
The officers for the Interfratemity Council
are: President Shawn Bailey; Vice-President
Eric Johnson; Secretary Allen Evans; Treasurer
John Terry; and Parliamentarian John Miguez.
Greek Councils 75
"Supreme in Service to all Mankind"
In 1908 at Howard University in Washington
D.C., a group of young ladies founded Alpha
Kappa Alpha sorority making it America's pre-
miere Greek-letter organization established by
and for Black women.
From this conception, Alpha Kappa Alpha,
following her incorporation as a perpetual body in
1913, began to influence certain college-trained
women. The sorority became a primary vehicle
through which this targeted group was able to
improve her social and economic conditions at
the city, state, national and international levels.
As the demands of society become more di-
verse and pressing, Alpha Kappa Alpha has
evolved with the times. She has founded and de-
veloped programs and initiatives that parallel her
•to cultivate and encourage high scholastic
and ethical standards;
•to promote unity and friendship among col-
•to alleviate problems concerning girls and
•to maintain a progressive interest in college
•to be of service to all mankind.
In 1973, the Eta Chi chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha sorority was founded. Since then, the
sorority has participated in various activities on
and off campus including Greek shows and fun-
draisers for the needy. Recently, the chapter
adopted the Natchitoches Manor Nursing Home
as a monthly Elderly Outreach Project. "Alpha
Kappa Alpha - Service with a global perspective.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha's open rush display is representative of their
activities and achievements and allows rushees an opportunity to see
what the sorority does.
Row 1: Constance Gillyard, Monique Freeman, Royee
Hunt, Yolanda Williams. Row 2: Jackie Williams, Chandra
Living the Qreef^Life
76 Alpha Kappa Alpha
Living the Qreef^Life
Alpha Kappa Alpha adopted the Natchitoches
Manor Nursing Home as a service project. Unlike
other organizations, the sorority continued its
commitment by keeping regular visits with some of
Alpha Kappa Alpha 77
Working in Service to Humanity
Delta Sigma Theta Maintains Heritage,
Delta Sigma Theta is an interna-
tional Greek letter sorority whose pur-
pose is "to establish and maintain a
high standard of morality and scholar-
ship among women." Some of the pub-
lic service projects that Delta Sigma
Theta is involved in are tutoring stu-
dents in the public schools and spon-
soring a Sophisticated Gents Pageant.
The sorority is planning a "Black His-
tory Month Greek Show," adopting a
black business and honoring its found-
ers by holding a Founders Day Pro-
Delta Sigma Theta promotes higher
education and sisterhood. Their public
motto is "Intelligence is the Torch of
Wisdom." The sisters of Delta Sigma
Theta are very proud of their sorority's
heritage and high standards as they
work to uphold, represent, and keep
Displaying their delta-symbol, the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta relax after
Pan-Hellenic's Informative Night.
Delta Sigma Thetas Yavette Green, Jennifer Hunter, Renee Stinson,
Debra Diggs, Patricia Norton, Letitia Walker, Sherry Farley, and Sharon
Remo prepare for a successful rush after setting up their display of sorority
colors, mascots and novelty items.
Living the Qreef^Lifc
78 Delta Sigma Theta
Living the Qreef^Life
High Standards Through Public Service
Jennifer Hunter, Mario Jackson, Sharon Remo, Sherry
Farley, Rosland Shields, Anna Jenkins, Letitia Walker.
Delta Sigma Theta 79
Living the Qreel^Life
The Gamma Psi chapter welcomed a multitude of alumni to the festivities ofOldSoulh 1988, includ-
ing a pre- formal party held on the bank of the Cane River.
Row 1 : Olivia Ma rom a, Jennifer Walsh, Karen Engeron, Randy Crow (President), Bobby Cockrell (Vice-
President), Butch Poteet (Recording Secretary), Damian Dominguc (Corresponding Secretary), Brian Shirley,
Mark Roy, Shane Smith, Faithe Johnson, Paige Whitley. Row 2: Chad McGlothin, David Moore, Darrell
Heck, Todd Martin, Stephan Erath, George Donaldson, Russ Harris, David Wolf, Chris Carter, Brett
Harris. Row 3: Eben Cook, Scott Dugas, Richie Trornin, Tommy Lenz, Duane Patin, Von Klotzbach,
Patrick Watts, Van Bush, John Williams, Alex Karst, Tim Johnson, Erskine Cook. Row 4: Kyle Gill, Jay
Ingram, Mike McQueen, Bert Guerrero, Tim Dugas, Jeff Henry, Billy Henry, David Green, Ken Boudreau,
Kappa Alpha Faculty Adviser Tomr»y Whitehead presents members of the fraternity's rose court
at the renowned "lawn party" at Beau Fort Plantation.
Kappa Alpha's "recovery" party concludes the week of Old South parties. Alumni and current
members of the fraternity feast on crawfish and beer as they wind down the traditional week.
80 Kappa Alpha
Kappa Alpha Combines
Old Traditions with
Created during the formative period
following the War Between the States,
Kappa Alpha has preserved many of the
traditional qualities of a bygone society
while keeping pace with a changing nation.
Its founding fathers were profoundly in-
spired by the high standards and cultivated
manliness of General Robert E. Lee. Lee is
considered to be the spiritual founder of the
Order and its members aspire to follow his
code of chivalry.
Brothers of the Gamma Psi chapter at
Northwestern share in a rich inheritance of
over a quarter of a century of history , making
it one of the most established fraternities on
campus. Its members take part in a wide
range of activities and maintain various
positions on campus: Michael McHale
served as Student Government Association
president this year; Bert Gurerro held of fice
as president of the Interfraternity Council;
Van Bush was elected vice-president of the
Student Activities Board; and Scot Jenkins
was chosen to serve as manager of KNWD,
the campus radio station.
Kappa Alpha Kyle Gill and Phi Mus Kelt Lamothe, Janet Perry, Ginny Mix and
Anne Marie Schneider partake in their "Hippie Exchange" by modeling trendsetting
garb and peace signs.
Additionally, KA won the Intramural
championship in flag football taking them to
the state finals, as well as winning the Greek
championship in volleyball. Another tradi-
tion in the making, Duke Domingue has won
the Christmas window-painting contest for
KA the past two years.
Gamma Psi also provides a number
of social activities designed to benefit the
fellowship and development of the group.
In addition to exchanges with sororities,
black-tie formals, alumni receptions and
rush parties, Kappa Alpha offers what is
considered by many to be the finest event
of the season: Old South. A week-long
series of parties, Old South culminates with
a lawn party held at nearby Beau Fort
Plantation. Donning the costumes of the
antebellum Southern culture, KA ' s and their
Southern belle dates participate in preserv-
ing the heritage of this lofty era in all its ex-
The Gamma Psi chapter of Kappa
Alpha Order is currently reaping the bene-
fits of over twenty-five years of hard work
by its members, as many men continue to
share in this way of life and commitment to
excellence. The perpetuation of this phi-
losophy will abound as Kappa Alpha seeks
new directions to shape the destiny of KA,
its members and associations.
Living the Qreel^Life
Kappa Alpha 81
Living the Qretf^Life
Row 1: Patrick Wesley, Eric Wynn (Keeper of Records), Lawrence
Seawood (Polemarch), Paul Price (Vice-Polemarch), Al Edwards. Row 2:
Randy Treadway, Randy Hillard, Tron McCoy, Gerald Brown, Lazar
Hearn, Brian McCaskill, Gerard Semien.
Kappa A Ipha Psl members Paul Price, Marcelis Horn and Lee Starks take a break aftei
helping out at the Joe Dumars Basketball Camp.
82 Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Alpha Psi=
Continues Service and
Kappa Alpha Psi was founded at Northwest-
rn in 1973 and since has been very active,
ppa Alpha Psi endeavors to contribute to the
ucation of its members by recognizing and
roviding situations that facilitate their social,
hysical and intellectual development. Achieve-
ment is viewed as the most important function of
the fraternity. The members of Kappa Alpha Psi
recognize the importance of this and incorpo-
rates it into their training program.
The members of Kappa Alpha Psi serve the
community in many ways. They support the
educational process of some of the local children
by providing a tutoring service after school and
by sponsoring the annual Halloween Haunted
House for the children of Natchitoches. The
members of the fraternity also help organize the
annual Joe Dumars Basketball Camp for the
children in the community. | |
The consciousness of fellowship in a common
bond reacts upon students as a powerful stimulus
to worthy actions and vigorous school work. The
success and achievement of Kappa Alpha Psi
members serve to heighten the aspirations of
undergraduates and encourage their completion
of college and achieve their goals in life.
Kappa Alpha Psi
rothers of Kappa Alpha Psi gather in the Student Union for the Fall '88 smoker.
Living the Qreef^Life
Kappa Alpha Psi 83
Living the Qreef^Life
In conjunction with landscaping their front and
back yards, Kappa Sigma members make an effort
to preserve the natural beauty of Northwester n's
Intramural sports have long been a mainstay of
Greek competition. The tug-o-war portion ofintra-
murals proves grueling but successful for Kappa
84 Kappa Sigma
Rejuvenated by Strong Rush, New House
and New Spirit
Once again, the Theta Mu chapter of Kappa
Sigma prevailed through fall and spring rush,
community services, fundraisers, and social life
on the NSU campus this past year. President
Kevin Peters guided the way for a strong execu-
tive committee consisting of James Pearson, Jim
Neil, Joe Robertson, and Allen Evans.
The fall not only welcomed the fraternity with
a class of twenty-nine pledges but also with a
luxurious $220,000 house on Chaplin's Lake
across from Prather Coliseum. The house rejuve-
nated the once dwindling spirit of the fraternity
bringing the Kappa i> lgma brotherhood bond even
more tight and undeniably strong.
Dan Dupre, fundraising chairman, brought
many creative fundraisers to the chapter, which
helped pay for social events and house payments.
The fundraising highlight of the fall was the
"original" slave auction, which generated close to
$2000. In the spring, Kappa Sigma hosted its
second annual crawfish boil, bringing students
and city-folk alike together to enjoy Louisiana's
most unique delicacy.
When it came to parties, Kappa Sigmas always
got their feet wet in more ways than one. Ex-
changes, Monster Bash 2, Christmas semi-for-
mal, Black &White Formal and the social event of
the year, Luau, topped off a long list of weekend
stress relievers for the seventy-member plus fra-
Keith Patterson, a newly initiated member of
Kappa Sigma, summed up the feelings of the
growing chapter. "Ineverthoughtagroupofguys
would mean this much to me. That's what Kappa
Sigma is all about: a brotherhood that lasts for
Row 1 : Kevin Peters (President), Allen Evans (Master of Ceremonies), Joe Robertson (Secretary), Jim
Neil (Treasurer), Don Forrest (Guard). Row 2: Billy Nimmo, Keith Patterson, Scott Haley, Dan Dupre,
John Tabor, Kirk Long, David Clark. Row 3: Tim Taylor, Carl Hanchey. Keith Berry, Morgan Colling,
Stan McCallon, Mark Oberle, Chuck Cole, Jason Labbe, John Neil, Marshall Carll. Allen Heil, Macy
Flash, Rich Gizzy. Row 4: Clay Robinson, Troy Metoyer, Casey BalifT, Jack Jenkins, Trey McMillin,
Bobby Allison, Shad Roberts, Trey Duke, Benji Phelps, Scott Canerday, Steve McGovern.
Having been without a house for two years, Kappa Sigmas Mark Oberle, Kevin Peters and Joe Robertson
look over the framework of their new house on Chaplin's Lake.
Living the Qrce(^Life
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Beta Sigma, like NSU's other Greek organizations, prides itself on its
university and community activities. The fraternity is well-known for its
performances at Greek sponsored stomps and shows.
The members of Phi Beta Sigma put in many hours of work on their
fraternity lodge on Greek Hill. While the building is not fully renovated, the
fraternity is expecting to utilize the lodge within the next year.
They participated in an all-Greek fundraiser for the March of Dimes by
collecting money from motorists at Natchitoches' busy intersections. Other
community service projects include the fraternity's visiting a Natchitoches day-
care center and initiating an anti-drug program at an area junior high school.
The fraternity is in turn served by several selected NSU ladies known as the
Sigma Doves. Girls chosen must endure rigorous interviews before being
honored by the fraternity. I |
Phi Beta Sigma fraternity has continued to maintain excellence within
chapter activities as well as in the Greek system at Northwestern.
Working to repair their lodge, Ronnie Blake, Van Ensley, Donald Hall and Gerry
Williams spend a great deal of time on Greek Hill.
Phi Beta Sigmas are active in all facets of campus life. Adrian Howard, Kazelle Williams
2nd Steve Car so nwere members of Northwestern 's Demon Football team in the Fall of J 988.
Finding time for fun, Phi Beta Sigmas, Sigma Doves and friends hold a cook-out on
86 Phi Beta Sigma
Member Charles Holland speaks to students interested in Greek life at Northwestern at Phi Beta Sigma's smoker.
Rowl: Chester Davis, Tracy Palmer, Kazelle Williams, Charles Holland, Ronnie Blake. Row 2: Steve Carlson,
George Salsbury, Darren Turner, Van Ensley, Henry Sibley, Thomas Williams, Anthony Mason, Ge rry Williams,
Melvln Bouie. Not Pictured: Adrian Howard, Mitchell Rowe, Carl Preston, William Lee, Carlos Provo.
Phi Beta Sigma 87
Taking "Pride" in Sisterhood,
continues its involvement in th<
community and campus life
Rising above the rest, Phi Mu offers special
friendships and memories that will be cherished
forever. College is a very important part of one's
life and being active in a sorority is very bene-
ficial to one's academic and social growth.
"Phi Mu can enhance your outlook on col-
lege and the years that will follow. By building
a special bond with girls you can call your
sisters, you grow within yourself with the
know lege that you have people you can count on
and people that count on you," said member
Phi Mu is proud of its leaders on Northwest-
em's campus. It also takes great pride in involv-
ing themselves with the community.
The sorority is continually active throughout
the year. There is always a social event needing
preparation, a fundraiser to be organized and, of
course, time to share with a sister.
This year during Thanksgiving, Phi Mu held
fraternity presidents capiive in a "Pilgrim Prison"
and collected over 200 cans of food as bail.
These cans were donated to the Natchitoches
food bank to be given to needy fami'ies during
Some other projects of PhiMu include dances
such as Grub, Crush, and Spring Formal; the
Parents' Banquet, and fundraisers including a
Rock-a-thon, a skate-a-thon, "Boo Grams," and
selling snack tins. A percentage of the money
raised during these fundraisers if: used towards
their national philanthropies: Project HOPE
and the Children's Miracle Network.
As its Pre-Historic pre-formal party, members of Phi Mu picnic on the bank of Cane River.
Before revealing themselves, Phi Mu Big Sisters treated the pledges to a hamburger cookout at Mr. Maggio's camp.
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Living the greel^Life
Phi Leah Ann Hennigan's home served as the site for the Phi Mu pledge retreat. J ana
Parker, Ginny Mix, Phi-Director Mary Verzwyvelt, Kristy Kron, Jojo Smith and Allison
Bexley cook their dinner by campfire.
State Fair Court member Beth EiUl and Queen Ann Marie Schneider are joined by the
sorority sisters Candace Statts, Kristin McMillen, Kristin Hicks and TinaAttaway at "Rally
in the Alley" during the 1988 State Fair Weekend in Shreveport.
Row 1: Cathy TushofT (Parliamentarian), Tanya Freeman (Provisional Membership Director), Mary Verzwyvelt (Provisional
Membership Director), Kim Wilson (President), Tammy Weaver (Treasurer), Dana Linder (Corresponding Secretary), Sarah
Robinson (Panhellenic Representative), Tracy Carter. Row 2: Jana Parker, Janice Lutes, Chrissy Dunavent, Susan Mullins,
MarleneCanfield, Brenda Burns, Dawn Coleman, Tina Attaway, Kristin Hicks, Karen Shadow, Liz Bonnette, Stacy Kay, Ginny
Prudhomme, Lisa Lukowski, Janet Perry. Row 3: Andra Fuller, Missy Bearb, Keli LaMothe, Melissa Womack, Maria Dober-
nig, Renee Michel, Alissa Hanson, Janine Lutes, Dawn Ethridge, Leah Ann Hennigan, Melissa Canales, Beth Eitd, Linda Davis.
Row 4: Kristen McMillen , Lee Ann Eltel, Laurie House, Tonia Wood, Amy Gimber, Candace Statts, Wendi Shutt, Debbie Caple,
Paula Waltman, Leigh McLamore, Karen Kennedy, Christ! Lusk, Dawn Morris, Melody Smith. Row S: Katie Whitten, Cathy
Mahoney, Kellie Townsend, Yvonne Bernucho, Theresa Deaton, Kristy Kron, Shannon Trigg, Vicki Brunt, Kim McKinney,
Holley Methvin, Jojo Smith, Tracy Favre, Ginny Mix. Ann Marie Schneider.
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Row 1: Tracy Smith, Tina Anderson, Donna Vercher, Kelley Robertson (President), Kelly
Kyle (Vice-President), Stacie Guillory, Karen Cresap, Teresa Bryant. Row 2: Jennifer Breaux,
Laurie LaCour, Pam Miller, Cindy Hensarling, Jo Ann Williams, Pam Harmon, Mary Miller,
Keitha Broussard, Antoinette Montelaro, Amanda Rushing, Rhonda Mc Br ide, Lisle Bergmann.
Row 3: Monica Billiot, Sara Tinker, Jill Edmondson, Karen Middleton, Kim McDaniel, Kelli
Bridges, Chrystal Everett, Julie Duggan, Christine Billen, Brenda Crocker, Tammy Melancon,
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Si£/mz Kappa sisters Kelley Kyle, Stacie Guillory, and Rachel Heider attend the sorority's
annual Violet Ball.
Sisterhood is a key part of life as a Sigma Kappa. Big Sis Michele Lavergne and her Little Sis
Michelle Weego "cat-around" at the sorority's Halloween exchange with Sigma Tau Gamma
Christmas spirit abounds as Sigma Kappas exchange gifts before leaving school for the
90 Sigma Kappa
One Way ... Sigma Kappa
Sigma Kappa had a busy year under the leadership
of president Kelley Robertson. Combining scholar-
ship, social life and faith in God is hard work, but the
women of the Delta Mu chapter have proven it can be
done through their dedication to others and their many
A Sigma Kappa can be found in almost every
organization on campus. There are sisters in band,
Purple Jackets, Circle K, Argus, Current Sauce, Presi-
dential Leadership program, Young Democrats, the
Catholic Student Organization and the Student Ac-
tivities Board which boasted a Sigma Kappa presi-
The NSU student body elected several Sigma
sisters to serve on the Homecoming and State Fair
courts. Sigma Kappa is the sorority of the 1987-88
Outstanding Greek Woman of the Year and the 1987-
88 Greek Goddess. Delta Mu also captured the
Sisterhood Awardduring the 1987 Greek Week events.
During Homecoming Week, Mary Miller was
named 1988-89 Homecoming Queen; and Mark
Newstrom, Sigma Kappa's 1988-89 Dream Man,
captured the title of Mr. Homecoming in a campus
Sigma Kappa spends much of its time raising
money for its national philanthropies. Sigma Kappa
supports the Maine Sea Coast Mission, the Greek
Farm School, gerontology projects and offers such
special fund-raisers like a lollipop sale: "Help lick
Alzheimer's Disease." One of the sorority's Christ-
mas projects was a caroling visit to a local nursing
Sigma Kappa sisters do find time to study, how-
ever. The sorority has held the highest grade point
average among sorority women for the past five
semesters. This enabled over 75% of their fall pledge
class to initiate, doubling chapter membership.
Delta Mu is a proud chapter of Sigma Kappa,
doing everything to support Northwestern to its full-
Michelle Weego, Sigma Kappa
Missy Fairbanks and Lisle Bergmann show that there's
always time for sisterhood in Sigma Kappa.
Karen Cresap, Kim Browning, Tracy Smith, and Terri
Crumpton get decked out for the 50' sporty at the Theta Chi
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Sigma Kappa 91
Living the Qrcef^Life
Row 1 : Shelly McBroom (Treasurer), Tracy Lee (President), Laurie LeBlanc (Membership-Rush). Row 2: Jennifer
Walsh, Denise DeVille, Elizabeth McDavid, Renee Guillory, Lori Bemont, Kim Deen, Sonya Rigaud, Christi Cloutier,
Laura Willis, Leigh Ann Tabor, Lisa Meyers, Karen Guidry. Row 3: Brooke Williams, Cindy Ross, Britt Patin,
Margaret Perot, Beth Gowland, Beth Bowman, Tammie Nolen, Nicole Tujague, Sheila Sampite, Mary Porth. Row 4:
Kellie Shotwell, Rhondi Sandifer, Rhonda Regouffre, Jennifer Leone, Stephanie Causey, Staci Klotzbach, Jennifer
Whitford, Katheryn Bienvenu, Paulette Basco, Ingrid Cook, Donna Kirk, Christi Messer, Martha Perot. Row 5:
Karen Norris, Kcndra Brown, Cindy Wilson, Wendy Walters, Charmin Chance, Elizabeth Lindner, Janelle Ains-
worth, Kempa Meechum, Katie Roy, Suzanne Fulton, Shannon Bouffanie, Denyse Alford, Janelle Givens, Andrea
Harrington. Row 6: Stacy Leigh Taff, Tina Chelette, Tara Tietjen, Mandy Slay ton, Teresa Andrews, Chrissy Ruth,
Debbie Francis, Allison Conner, Laura Martin, Lori Martin, Olivia Maroma, Karen Engeron, Carrie Gordon.
Twenty-four women founded the Alpha 7£ta chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma
sorority at the Normal School in 1928. One of these, Mrs. Lucille Mertz Hendrick
assisted in planning the chapter 's 60th anniversary at its Founder's Day in April 1 988.
Ms. Lucille, a member of the newly formed Natchitoches Alumni Association of Sigma
SigmaSigma, continues to be involved in chapter activities. Along with other alumni,
Ms. Lucille helped sponsor a Thanksgiving dinner for the Tri-Sigmas in Natchitoches
including Tara Tietjen and Martha Perot.
Tri-Sigmas Tracy Lee, Christy Messer and Sheila Sampite assist in setting up for
the sorority's garage sale.
Proving their brawn, Sigmas Karen Engeron, Rhondi Sandifer, Denyse Alford,
and Sheila Sampite pull off another Intramural Football victory. Sigma Sigma Sigma
captured first-place in the sorority league of 1988 Intramurals.
92 Sigma Sigma Sigma
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Marks Sixtieth year of
Service and Sisterhood
Tradition has always been a strong asset to
Northwestern. In its 60th year on campus,
Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority is the oldest active
sorority at NSU. Since 1928, Tri-Sigma has
upheld the principles and traditions of the na-
tional sorority as well as creating individual
ones for itself as the Alpha Zeta chapter.
The "Roaring 20's" rush party represents the
era of Alpha Zeta's founding. In the 1930's, a
local coed composed and scored a nationally
known song, "My Tri-Sigma Girl."
On April 17, 1988, Alpha Zeta saluted its
alumnae with special recognition to the charter
members at its annual Founder's Day. With
over half of the original 24 founders at the
occasion, stories were shared that highlighted
all eras Tri-Sigma has seen during its 60 years
Throughout its term in Natchitoches, Tn-
Sigma has been and continues to be represented
Sigma Sigma Sigma's national philanthropy is the Robbie Page Memorial which benefits several
childr ens' hospitals in the United States. InNovember of 1988, six members of the Alpha Zeta chapter,
joined by Tri-Sigma alumni, visited the Dallas Childr ens' Hospital and the wing in which the sorority's
fundraising monies helped build and support.
on campus and in the community. "Sigma
Serves Children Week" includes a variety of
fundraisers to which the proceeds go towards
the Dallas Childrens' Hospital. In November
1988, several members visited the hospital and
toured the wing that their contributions help
Around campus, Tri-Sigmas are seen every-
where. They are found on athletic teams, editors
of campus publications, on the Student Govern-
ment Assocation, the Dean's List, fraternity and
Homecoming courts, as campus recruiters, and
Evidenced in 60 years of success, the Alpha
Zeta chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority
continues to promote the leadership, service,
scholarship, and sisterhood, the qualities which
embody the essence of Greek life.
Sigma Sigma Sigma
While most people were skeptical of early formal
sorority rush, the idea proved very successful for all
three sororities. Tri-Sigma welcomed 48 pledges on
August 23. Having accepted an invitation to join
Sigma Sigma Sigma, Elizabeth Lindner joins the rest
of the sorority at its Bid-Day party.
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Row 1: Daniel Bissell, Marshall Sandoz (President),
Brian Boone, Jon Terry. Row 2: Christine Heirs, Michelle
Weego, Gwen Aucoin, Margaret Perot, Debbie Naron. Row
3: John Hooter, Martha Perot, Christine Billon, Kelley
Robertson, Cynthia Wilson, Julie Duggan. Row 4: Dr.
Roland Pippen, Morgan Allison, Steve Hernandez, Norris
Whitford, Brian Nic noils, Mike Leonard.
Upon accepting a bid from a fraternity, a pledge is given a big-brother, an initiated member that helps
a pledge through thepledgeship. During this time, the pledge makes a signature paddle for his big-brother.
Sigma Tau Gamma actives received their paddles from their little- brothers during their Christmas semi-
The Natchitoches Christmas Festival is the last chance for students to have fun before final exams begin.
Members of Sigma Tau Gamma engage in pre-festival festivities at their house on NSU's Greek Hill.
94 Sigma Tau Gamma
Sigma Tau Gamma ...
50 Years of Brotherhood at
Sigma Tau Gamma, three words that have
stood for excellence at Northwestern State Uni-
versity for the last 60 years.
The Nu chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma frater-
nity is commemorating its 60th anniversary in
1989. Built on the strong principles of value,
learning, leadership, excellence, benefit and in-
tegrity, Sig Tau, as it is well known, has strived
through the years to create a brotherhood that
exemplifies the six principles on which the fra-
ternity was founded. Sigma Tau Gamma has and
always will be the true meaning of the word
fraternity. B iii Vueicmcn
Sigma Tau Gamma
Gathering for one last fling before leaving school
for the Christmas break, Sigma Tau Gamma frater-
nity hosts its Christmas semi-formal party. The fra-
ternity brothers are joined by members of the Sig Tau
Halloween is not just for "trick-or-treating" as
evidenced by numerous theme parlies in Natchito-
ches. Sigma Tau Gamma pledges and their pledge-
trainer gear up for their own version of "Nightmare on
Sigma Tau Gamma 95
Brotherhood Based on Individuality
On January 10, 1899, five students at
Illinois Wesleyan University drew up the
first set of regulations for an organization
whose purpose was "to aid college men in
their mental, moral, and social develop-
ment." That organization was later to be
known as Tau Kappa Epsilon. The founders
of TKE possessed a desire to establish a
fraternity where the primary requisites for
membership would be the personal worth
and character of the individual rather than
the wealth, rank, or honor he possessed.
Since its inception at NSU in 1957, the
brothers of TKE have strived to uphold these
"We're proud of the fact that everyone in
our fraternity is an individual," said Randy
Ryder, president. "We don't try and make
our members into anything. That's why our
brotherhood is so strong; everyone is their
With a full calendar of social events, such
as the annual Survival Party and spring for-
mal, not to mention exchanges, the TKE's
know how to have a good time.
"While we do have fun, we realize that
the main priority is school and we try to
emphasize that," Ryder said. "We also try
and get our members involved with campus
activities and we're well represented in
Intramurals and several campus organiza-
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon members, pledges and little sisters
make full use of their house on GreekHill by hosting weekly
One facet of Greek life is working together to a
common goal. TKE members exemplify this as they make
repairs on their fraternity house.
Tau Kappa Epsilon
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96 Tau Kappa Epsilon
Living the Qreel^Life
TKE Officers: Scott Warner (Histor), Chris Lee (Treasurer), Shawn A. Bailey (Vice-President), Randy
Ryder (President), Larry Boyd (Chaplain), Kent Fryar (Secretary), Steve Smith (Pledge Trainer), Chuck
Bailey (Sgt. at Arms). Members (not pictured): Johnny Dotson, Tony Duplechien, John Miguez, David
Norton, Chris Pearce, Joe Roy, Mike Sewell, Scott Warner, David Ellis, Joey Holton, Damon Land, Doug
DuBois, Perry Levet, Shane Erwin, Robert Rushford, Larry Hair, Johnny Warner, Charles Roppolo,
Burt Perkins, Buck Taylor, John Baten, Mitch Hornsby, Scott Gill, Jeff Sadler, Todd Sewell. Associates
(not pictured): Brian Harrell, Charles Hollinger m, Buddy Hays, Ronnie Wiggins, John Aguon, Charles
Upchurch, Danny Schneider, Jeff Dunn, Shawn Britt, Jake Cefolia, Chris Richards, Lance Rainwater,
Rodney Desoto, Billy Boney, John Wynn Jr. Little Sisters (not pictured): Amber Bacino, Viki Brooks,
Keitha Broussard, Tracy Fisher, Dena Hickman, Leah Jouban, Angi McCann, Kim McDaniel, Amanda
Middlebrooks, Karen Middleton, Pam Perkins (Sweetheart), Alice Powell, Stacy Thompson, Carole Smith,
Jenni Diller, Eunice Sullivan I
Tau Kappa Epsilon 97
Theta Chi Proves that=Brotherhood
Goes Beyond a
"Theta Chi is the closest thing to what a
fraternity should be here at NSU - we are no
drinking club - Theta Chi is a brotherhood," said
Joel Ebarb, president of the fraternity. During
the past year, Theta Chi has continued its com-
mitment to community service and volunteer-
ism. Several trips to the Louisiana Lions Camp
for Crippled Children in Leesville, Louisiana
have resulted in the repair of buildings and
cleaning-up of the camp by members of the Eta
Omicron chapter of the national fraternity. As a
lifetime member of the Lions Club, Theta Chi's
interest in the welfare of the community extends
beyond that of other organizations on campus.
Members of the fraternity instigated a Natchito-
ches Clean-Up day during the fall semester in
effort to maintain the city's natural beauty. They
were also participants in Phi Mu's "Pilgrim
Prison", by collecting cans of food for local
The local chapter of Theta Chi was repre-
sented by three of its brothers at the National
Convention in August of 1988 in Atlanta, Geor-
gia. These delegates were the recipients of the
acclaimed "Key Man" awards.
Around campus, Theta Chi is represented on
the NSU Housing staff, the Greek Council by
President Joel Ebarb, in ROTC, the NSU theatre,
NSU Rowing Team, KNWD, SAB, and on the
SGA by Andy Harrison who is serving as vice-
president of this campus organization.
In the past year, Theta Chi has sponsored
exchanges with the sororities on campus, foot-
bail game parties, a Christmas party, Valentine's
dance, spring formal and its big-theme party,
Even with this multitude of activities, Then
Chi continues to play host to both a strong
brotherhood and social activities. "If you wan!
to have an opportunity to grow into a better aduit
Theta Chi is the place to be. We want you to be
your best," says Kent Labordc, secretary.
Theta Chi's Big Brother-Little Brother retreat is one of the activities that contributes to the fraternity's
commitment to brotherhood.
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98 Theta Chi
Living the Qreef^Life
One ofTheta Chi's service projects is volunteer work at the Louisiana Lions Camp for Crippled
Children. Members contribute their time and work by repairing and building cabins on the camp-
ground in Leesville.
Row 1: Sarah Robinson, Johnny Cleveland (Vice-President), Kelley Kyle, Joel Ebarb
(President), Kent Laborde (Secretary), John Hardwick, Stacie Guillory. Row 2: Brian Hanegan,
Geoff DeWerff, Jeff Daigle, Paul Carter, Brian Joyner, Kenny Guillory, Kevin Roach. Row 3:
Jeremy Passut, Andy Harrison (Marshal), Jay Krause, Ray Moore, Chuck Cosby, Donald Boyett,
Tony Means, Charles Cox, Jerry Stevens, Bob Harmon.
More than just a sorority
Zeta Phi Beta
"Sisterhood" is the key word to Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority. Founded on January 16, 1920, the sorority
has maintained a close bond between members. Five
coeds on the campus of Howard University in Wash-
ington, D.C. began the sorority on the precepts of
scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood.
From then on, the ideals !hey sought have been passed
through chapters throughou. the United States, the
Bahama Islands, West Africa, and West Germany.
Locally, the Zetas play an active role at NSU.
Members are involved in Panhellenic, All Greek
Council, Homecoming Court, NSU Volleyball and
Track, Intramurals, and Dorm Council.
Each year the Xi Epsilon chapter of Zeta Phi Beta
sorority have week-long activities to raise money for
Sickle Cell Anemia. The Zetas have planned a Hug-A-
Thon as well as a raffle, with the proceeds going to this
Other community projects include visits to the
nursing home, a talent show for a needy family in the
area, and a Halloween party for the Natchitoches Day
Zeta Phi Beta is more than just a sorority, it's a
family that promotes friendship, leadership, growth,
and most of all, individualism. Zeta Phi Beta ... sisters
Melissa M. Frank
Zeta Phi Beta
Excelling in all phases of Greek life, the Zetas once again
participated in another function: stomping. Besides being known
for their close sisterhood, the Zetas are also known as Stomp Queens
100 Zeia Phi Beta
Living the Qrttk^Lift
Living the Qreef^Life
Members of Xi Epsilon chapter of Zeta Phi Beta display their
favorite Zeta symbol. Row 1: Julia Browder, Melissa Frank (Sec-
retary), Wyvetta Wade, Trenna Taylor (Vice-President), Joanna
Bridgewater (Treasurer). Row 2: Sonja Dale (Dean of Probate),
Lockey Whitaker (President), Colette Jones-Horton (Parliamentar-
Shown at Panhellenic's Informative Night in the Fall
of J 988, the Zeta's display was the topic of most conver-
sations. The night proved successful as one member of
each sorority spoke about her sorority and the benefits
she received by pledging.
"All in the Family," both the graduate chapter (lota Mu) and undergraduate chapter (Xi Epsilon)
were all smiles at the Zeta rush party.
Zeta Phi Beta 101
Students Take On
Responsibility and Commitment
When Pledging a Greek Organization
Many things have changed since the be-
ginning of Greek life and Greek organiza-
tions at Northwestern State. One element
remaining constant is the brother- and sis-
terhood within each fraternity and sorority.
Insuring the maintenance of this element
are pledges. While some students are hesi-
tant about affiliating with a Greek organiza-
tion, many make the choice, realizing the
potential and rewards only after joining.
Committing to an individual fraternity or
sorority involves more than attendance at
social functions. The role of a pledge in-
cludes learning about the organization's
standards, history, and role on campus. From
this, each pledge is expected to participate in
these factions of the Greek system. Pledges
are found on Intramural playing fields, con-
ducting campus service projects and at regu-
lar study hall sessions.
While each fraternity and sorority has a
common goal of brotherhood and sister-
hood, each is an individual entity with its
own traditions and activities andeven pledge-
education program. Kappa Alpha and Kappa
Sigma fraternities annually sponsor Big-
Brolher/Little Brother camp-outs during
which pledges are given an opportunity to
spend time with their fraternity brothers.
Sigma Kappa pledges select a lodge-im-
provement project every year. Pledges are
responsible for raising funds and complet-
ing the project. Tri-Sigma sorority pledges
sponsor Harvest Dance for the entire chap-
What each pledge receives from their re-
spective organization is parallel to their input
and commitment. Sucess and reward are de-
termined by personal achievement.
While a pledge-period is centered around the individual's learning the history and scope of a Greek
organization, there is still time for fun. Kappa Sigma pledges join the active members for Northwestern's
Homecoming football game.
"The reason I pledged TKE is because of
the strong sense of brotherhood they have.
There's nothing they wouldn't do for each
other and I liked that. Plus, the TKE's are
really down-to-earth; they don't try and put
on a front; they just act like themselves.
"Being a pledge was on the highlights of
my college years. My pledge brothers and I
had a great time learning about the ways of
the fraternity and getting to know each other.
The friends I made in TKE are the friends
I'll have for life."
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Pledge - Fall 1988
Living the Qreef^Life
"Tri-Sigma' s pledge program is the be-
ginning of a way of life and a commitment
to that way of life.
"Although Tri-Sigma has many purposes
in its pledge program, I believe the ultimate
goal is to build strong bonds between each
sister. Being a pledge has been the most im-
Tri-Sigma I have gained 50 best-friends and
sisters, made countless memories, learned
about sharing, lost numerous hours of sleep
and best of all, opened my heart and life to
"As a pledge I learned about the history
of Tri-Sigma. I learned how to better my
chapter through my actions. I also devel
oped a deep respect for Tri-Sigma and what
it stands for.
"We pledges worked to raise money foi
our annual Harvest Dance. We raised $2000
through raffles and car washes and had fun
in doing so."
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Pledge - Fall 1988
102 Pledge Programs
Living the Qrttf^Lift
"Being a Phi Mu pledge made my first
semester at NSU great. I soon became close
to all of my pledge sisters. It is the best
feeling in the world knowing that you have
so many sisters to turn to.
"My pledge sisters do a lot together. But
the first big thing we did was prepare for
Grub. That was one of the best nights of the
whole semester. Of course the fraternity ex-
changes were fun too. I think it's great to get
to know all the other Greek organizations on
Pledge - Fall 1988
"I enjoyed my semester as a Kappa Alpha
pledge, although it involved more than I
expected. Pledge class and study hall helped
me learn about what Kappa Alpha Order
really stands for, and it gives me pride in
being an active. Of course, the parties are
great and winning the championship in
football and volleyball was awesome!"
Pledge -Fall 1988
Tau Kappa Epsilons John Taylor, Tony Duplechien, Burt Perkins and Brian Harrell get ready for one of the
fraternity's many social activities. \
Tri-Sigma pledges Elizabeth McDavid and Gloria Doll carve pumpkins for decorations for the sorority's Harvest
Dance. The dance is an annual pledge project which involves the girls in the planning, fundraising, decorating and
the dreaded 2a.m. cleanup.
Pledge Programs 103
EctrlV RllSh ... Administrative mandate
draws mixed reviews - among Greeks
Greek excitement on campus began early
this year at Northwestern as formal fall rush was
scheduled a week earlier than in previous years.
The reasoning behind the change was that
most major colleges perform formal fall rush a
week before classes begin. This gives Greeks and
Rushees an entire week of activities concentrat-
ing on Greek life before class starts. The admini-
stration at Northwestern believed that the switch
to an early rush would allow the Greek organiza-
tions to better compete with other schools and
have sufficient time to plan and execute their rush
The change received mixed reviews among
the fraternities. The main objection of early rush
was the number of men participating. "It hurt us
to have an early rush because we have a small
school. Later on, three years from now, rush
might start working this way but right now, it is
not, and it's hurting us," said Shawn Bailey, vice-
president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
On the up side, the qualities and motives of
the rushees were quite evident. According to
Randy Crow, president of Kappa Alpha Order,
"Early rush separated the guys that were really
interested in the Greeks, and allowed us to meet
them on a more personal basis."
The sororities were very positive about the
fall rush schedule change.
Kim Wilson, president of Phi Mu fraternity,
credited Panhellenic for the success of an early
fall rush. "Panhellenic worked very hard to
recruit girls who were interested in sorority life
from the beginning," said Wilson.
"Formal fall rush was a complete success.
The early date allowed us to give 100 percent to
rush without any outside interferences. We could
not have had a better rush," said Laurie LeBIanc,
membership rush director of Sigma Sigma Sigma
Tina Anderson, Sigma Kappa sorority,
summed up rush with the Greek spirit by saying,
"Rush has been a great success. We have gained
new sisters and strengthened the bonds within our
104 Early Rush
While waiting in the Sabine lobby, rush counselors Michelle Weego and Liz Bonnette
organize their group of rushees before walking up to Greek Hill for the sorority parties. Two-
hundred girls responded to Northwestern's early formal rush, surpassing the expectations of most
While early formal fraternity rush did not draw as many rushees as did sorority rush, each
fraternity fared with successful rushes. Kappa Alpha member Damian Domingue points out
several of his fraternity brothers' accomplishments in both the Greek system and university to
rushees Alex Karst and Chad Berry.
The policy of early rush was not the only change for Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority this year.
Converting their house into a cabin and their front lawn into a forest, Tri-Sigma provided rushees
with its rendition of Camp Sigma. Phi Mu introduced "A Chorus Line" as its new party and Sigma
Kappa sorority added a party carrying the theme of "Hard Rock Cafe."
Living the Qreefc^Lift
Making the switch in the Underwear
Race, Phi Beta Sigmas vie for first in the
field events for Greek Week.
Sigma Kappa Michelle We ego sa-
vors yet another piece of pizza at the
Greek Week awards presentation held
at the Rec Complex.
Teamwork was the key to success for
the Kappa Sigmas as Scott Haley and
Mark Oberle assist Joe Robertson in a
106 Greek Week
Let the Games Begin
with Panhellenic and IFCs
"A Race of Excellence" in
he meeting place for ancient greeks was the Acropolis, but Greeks at NSU met on
the playing field during the spring for "A Race of Excellence." Engaging three sororities and
six fraternities in various competitions, Greek Week sponsors, IFC and Panhellenic, empha
sized unity as a driving force in Greek life.
Activities included relay races, stomps and skits, a swim and track meet, and a scavanger
hunt. Each event carried a point value which added up to determine the overall winners.
Greek Week ended as the sororities and fraternities met at the Rcc Complex for a pizza
and beer party and award ceremony. Because each group knew the scores were close,
anticipation was great. Phi Mu and Tau Kappa Epsilon captured the fust place trophies.
Awards were also given to the 1988 Greek God, Jimmie McCormick, and Goddess,
Stacey Clevela nd as well as to the Greek Man of the Year, Dan Dupre, and Greek Woman
of the Year, Mary Miller.
Panhellenic President Cindy Wilson said "It was a lot of work putting
Greek Week together but the results were incredible. The Greeks came
together to work and play, emphasizing the true point of Greek life."
Competition knew no limits as Phi Mu Sheree Cox and Tri-Sigma Debbie
Francis raced to empty the baby bottle before the other.
Kappa Alpha members David Lambert, Darrell Heck, and Randy Crow
proudly show-off their trophy for placing second in Greek Week activities.
Greek Week 107
Despite impending deadlines,
Potpourri still makes mark
"Where are those pictures?"
"These proofs need to be corrected and
mailed — today."
"It's 10 o'clock already? I've got a test
tomorrow and I haven't even started these pages!"
"I think I'll take a desk job next semester."
"Anybody got some Alka-Seltzer?"
These and many other phrases can be heard
daily around the office of the Potpourri,
North western's yearbook. The reason for these
cries of anguish can be boiled down to one word:
Since the Potpourri'scoverage ranges from
March to March, there is no lag time between the
constant deadlines, even though most everyone
acts as if there were plenty of free time. The usual
temptation is to "let it go until next week," but
when that mailing date looms ominously over the
staff, many late and sleepless nights are bound to
It is hard balancing schoolwork and year-
book pages at the same time, but it has been done
before. "You've got to work out a system to
manage your time," says Academics Editor Van
Reed. "When I know I've got a lot to pages to do
plus my classes, I work out a time sheet of what
I'm going to do at what time and it usually
But when time begins to run out and the
number of pages left to complete seems to get
larger and larger, Potpourri staffers take a walk
on the wild side as deadline fever sets in. Pledges
of job transfers for next semester can be heard
ringing throughout the room. Impromptu lip-
sync concerts while checking proofs, quick trips
outside the office to scope out the real world, and
Christmas Festival dance demonstrations are just
some of the many events which result from over-
worked minds and bodies.
Deadlines do strange things to people, but
often induce creativity in both work and play.
Several eye-catching yearbook spreads have been
whipped out under pressure of that impending
mail date. Sculptures of art wax have suddenly
sprung up in odd places and numerous repairs
were made to the ancient stereo/8-track player in
the layout room.
While not working on their pages, Reed and
Potpourri staffer H. Scott Jolley came up with an
inventive parody of both the yearbook staff and a
classic movie. The Adviser ofOz spared no one
with its in-jokes and musical lyrics lifted from the
movie. It was a hot seller around the office,
making nifty Christmas gifts, but others not on the
staff who read it were somewhat mystified.
But all this hard work and emotional dis-
tress has a good side, especially when the pages
are in the mail and ready to be printed. "Even
though those who work on the Potpourri com-
plain a lot and have to spend holidays and week-
ends up here," says Editor Tina Dutile, "it does
give you a certain sense of satisfaction to know
you've contributed to the yearbook, something
that the students at Northwestern enjoy."
Potpourri, Row 1 : Academics Editor Van Reed;
Row 2: Jemi LaHaye, Sports Editor Jason Oldham,
Editor Tina Dutile, Managing Editor Jennifer Walsh,
Jennifer Roy; Row 3: Student Life Editor Charlotte .
R ush , Community/ Index Editor Da wn Morris, H.Scott
Jolley, Gladys Rush.
Pushing those fevered brains to the point of no return, Individuals Editor J anelle Ainsworth and Academics
Editor Van Reed try to make their creative layout work on the computer.
Spending time away from the depths of the darkroom, Potpourri photographers Tim Johnson, Glen
Moorman, and Robert Rougeau take a tension-breaking ride at McDonald' sPlayland as staffers H. Scott Jolley,
Charlotte Rush, Van Reed, and Gladys Rush think about deadlines. Unable to make it to Micky D's is
photographer Randy Jones.
Making the world safe once again, 'Tommy's
fingels" stake out Shreveport's Market Street for any
'delinquent staffers. Between deadlines, Potpourri Editor
JTina Dutile and Managing Editor Jennifer Walsh
keep the peace after the 1988 State Fair.
"We deserve a break tonight...
A night in the life of the Current Sauce \
It's Monday night and the Current Sauce
staff is once again burning the midnight oil. What
goes on behind the doors of the hard drive room?
Take a look inside Northwestern 's newspaper:
2 p.m. — Monday afternoon and classes are
over, but the work is just beginning for Sonya
Rigaud, Editor of the Current Sauce. She begins
her long day's journey into night by typing in the
articles that will be printed in the next day's
Sauce. Doing as much as they can to help her out,
staff members type in their own stories and sub-
missions from the News Bureau.
3 p.m . — Rigaud prepares the paste-up pages
by working with Allen Evans, the Advertising
Manager, placing that week's ads on the pages.
All the advertising must be ready before any copy
or pictures can be laid out, so Rigaud, along with
Managing Editor Michelle Weego, tries to get
this done as soon as possible.
4 p.m. — All work and no play makes the
Current Sauce staff very dull, so it's time for a
break. The editor and several other staffers head
out into the hall for a Coke and a snack. During
this time, the day's events are discussed and
decisions are made concerning the paper. This
break has been known to last from anywhere from
15 minutes to an entire hour. Efficiency at its
5 p.m. — After the majority of the stories
have been transferred from handwritten scraps of
paper to a data disk, they are printed out in neat
columns of letter-perfect type, ready to be waxed
and pasted down. This can cause some confusion
when columns of copy get mixed up, resulting in
such interesting sentences as "This Saturday the
NSU Demons will play Dr. Robert Alost, presi-
dent of Northwestern." At this point, the staff
usually takes another break.
6 p.m. — Delirium starts to affect produc-
tivity at about this time of the evening. Rigaud is
still placing down stories, but the staff's minds
begin to wander. Anything can set the workers
into hysterics: a misplaced word, a picture that
just does not seem quite right, or the appearance
of campus security. Even being jabbed in the
hand with an X-Acto knife seems funny when
this mood sets in. Time for another break.
7 p.m. — By now staffers are being bom-
Finally understanding one of Cartoonist Evan
Taylor's cartoons at first glance, Editor Sonya Ri-
gaud shares the joke with Managing Editor Michelle
Weego, Staff Writer Karen Engeron, and Taylor.
barded by a thick Cajun accent demanding, "Y 'all
git ta work, now!" usually followed by assorted
rantings and off-color remarks. This does no
good, though, because all it achieves is forcing
the staff into another round of laughter. Rigaud
usually gets disgusted and takes a break. The
staff, not wanting to feel left out, follows her into
| 8 p.m. — Believe it or not, work has actually
gotten done. One or two pages are done and most
of the others have something on them. Someone
is on one computer struggling to get the editorials
to fit in their proper places, while on the other
terminal someone is inevitably printing out the
stories that were either forgotten, lost or mangled.
There is no break this hour because things are
actually getting done.
I 9 p.m. — Most of this hour is a lost cause.
The staff starts moaning and groaning, longing
for their beds. Often and for no apparent reason,
Weego curls up in a fetal position, remaining
motionless for about an hour or so. Her mouth
agape, Rigaud can be seen for minutes on end
staring blanking into space, contemplating mass
murder. Breaks are inevitable and numerous.
10 p.m. — See 9 p.m.
11 p.m. — Right about now, declarations of
"Let's get this thing out by midnight!" can be
heard ringing throughout the rooms. Translated
into laymen's terms, this means, "Hopefully we'll
get out of here by daybreak!" Rigaud takes the
pages, hands them to a random staffer and says
calmly, "Headline," as she is noted for her inabil-
ity to get along with them. Weego stretches like a
newborn baby from her impromptu nap and offers
to go on a food run. Guess what's next.
Midnight — God bless KNWD, because it's
the only station that the ancient radio in the layout
room can pick up with any kind of clarity. The
Sauce staff is probably the only thing that keeps
DJ Rick-n-Roll awake on Monday nights as they
constantly call in goofy dedications. The red for
pictures is cut and pasted down, waiting for some
unwitting, unlucky staffer to crop and percentage
the photos. By now, breaks are redundant, but
they are taken anyway.
1 a.m. — If things go as they "usually" do,
the darned thing is done and is ready to be taken
to the Natchitoches Times for printing at 8 a.m. If
it is not done by this time, what happens after 1
a.m. should not really be published in a respect-
110 Current Sauce
Sorting through the ad morgue, Advertising Manager
Allen Evans prepares that week's ads for layout.
Diligently cutting stories for paste-up, Staff Writer
Elizabeth McDavid tries to estimate the hours she
will gel on her student worker paycheck. McDavid
was one of many staffers who chose the Current S auce
as their work study program.
"Tim, you did it wrong- -again." Michelle Weego,
Managing Editor, reprimands Photographer Tim
Johnson for a mistake made in the darkroom.
Current Sauce, Row 1: DeAnna Cochran, Caroline
Ward, Mindy Beck, A nne Miller; Row 2: Shannon
J. Greer, Elizabeth McDavid, Editor Sonya Rigaud,
Managing Editor Michelle Weego, Karen Engeron;
Row 3: Randy Jones, Chris McGee, Tim Johnson,
Ray Moore, H. Scott Jolley, Brian McPhearson.
Current Sauce 111
KNWD Management Regulates
Airwaves for Professional ■
Having moved into its new studio in South
Hall, KNWD is steadily moving towards a more
professional-looking and sounding station. In
previous years DJ.'s have been regulated in their
music by a standard format but according to
station manager Scot Jenkins this format was
never stricUy followed.
But days of haphazard radio announcers at
KNWD are over. Jenkins, along with Rick Pierce
and Bill Schneider, has regulated the airwaves to
conform with the album -oriented rock format.
While not all of the announcers agree with the
management's decision, Jenkins says that the
response received since KNWD has tightened up
has been very positive.
KNWD is truly heading in the direction of
becoming a professional operation. Jenkins says
that "while we cannot be a commercial station,
our eventual goal is to at least sound like one."
With the idea of there being a greater audience
for AOR than any other type of music, the man-
agement team at KNWD has programmed the
station to strictly follow a rock format. Jenkins,
Pierce and Schneider have make KNWD's sound
more consistent by adhering to the AOR format.
Their eventual goal is for the campus radio station
to maintain a college sound but the image of a
Row 1: Madelyn Boudreau, Andrea
Thomas, Jennifer Walsh. Row 2: Brian
McPhearson, Chris Williams, Holly Gaspard.
Row 3: Jeff Zeringue, Mike Bates, Rusty
Burlingame, Nicole Candell, Rabbit, Troy
McKay, Chuck Allen, Scot Jenkins, Don
Williams, Johnnie Rhodes, Jon Terry, Carter
"Once the DJ.'s have found their niche on the
radio, the station has a good consistent sound but
it's hard to maintain this because new faces show
up every semester" says Schneider, personnel
director. What is the attraction of being a radio
announcer? Andrea Thomas and Jennifer Walsh,
Jayna and Zayna of The Wonder Twins, began
their show The Eclectic Hours, in the fall of 1987
because, "it was something that had intrigued
both of us and it provided us with an opportunity
to get practical experience as well as have fun"
| Despite the adherence to the AOR format,
DJ.'s find ways to make their shows reflect their
personalities. The Wonder Twins include
"Wonder Twin Activation," "Singin' With the
Twins" and "Top 11 Lists" into their shows.
Marshall Carll, Birdman, and Sean Mayfield,
Poker, have theme shows during which every
song played corresponds with that evening's
Even with such diversity, KNWD has become
a more professionally-run station. Music director
Rick Pierce believes that this can be attributed to
the fact that KNWD offers listeners something
they cannot get in this area. Oneofthegoalsofthe
station is to "find good rock and roll that's ob-
scure and that people wouldn't hear unless they
listen to KNWD" said Pierce.
Despite the additional responsibility carried with the position of being KNWD's Station Manager, Scot
Jenkins continues to air his specialty show, Power Trax every Thursday night. As a specialty show, Jenkins
does not have to follow the AOR format and keeps his show based on heavy metal music. Specialty shows
are one of the station's ways of pleasing listeners with varied musical tastes.
Preparing to go on the air, Marshall Carll and Sean May field, known as The Birdman and Poker at
KNWD, check the levels of output to insure voice and music modulation.
Known for their radio antics and Wonder Twin Activation, Top 11 Lists, Singin With the Twins, and
favorite T.V. quotes, Jennifer Walsh and Andrea Thomas (Zayna andJayna of the Wonder Twins) make
their show as fun and professional sounding as possible. Walsh attests that "there is a fine line between
getting-away with a stunt and pulling something off. Most of the time we find success with our offbeat
features; when we don't, we just laugh at ourselves and start another song."
More than just a class
ROTC provides adventure, future
Many students just attend Northwestern
without a purpose; they do not look for opportu-
nities to advance themselves beyond their classes.
But some at NSU choose to take another path, the
path to a career — the United States Army Re-
serve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).
ROTC provides students with leadership
training that they could not obtain in an ordinary
classroom. Those who are in NSU ROTC not
only take military science courses but participate
in challenging exercises that teach them the skills
necessary to become an officer in the Army.
What are these skills? According to Second
Lieutenant Greg Jolley, an enrollment officer
who recently graduated from Northwestern and
was commissioned as an Army officer, "ROTC
gives them leadership in various ways, such as
Adventure Training, where students get the chance
to learn the finer points of physical fitness,
mountaineering, land navigation, rappelling, and
the opportunity to lead others."
Once a student joins ROTC and completes
the four-year program, he has a choice as to his
career options. "He can go directly into the Army
as a commissioned officer, or he can enter the
Army Reserves or the National Guard," said
Jolley. Upon graduating from the program, the
student will be commissioned a second lieutenant
and may choose either reserve or active status.
| One of the main things that ROTC provides
is experience, said Jolley. "Look at your basic
junior executive, fresh out of college, but without
experience. He can't go and ask IBM for $1400
take home pay per month, free dental care, or free
moving expenses across the country or world."
However, if someone had been through the Army's
program, they can get these benefits because of
the extensive experience given to them in ROTC.
"Even if a person does not decide to go into the
Army, experience is what businesses and compa-
nies are looking for," Jolley said.
Some of these experiences include training
in Air Assault and Ranger schools, specialized
computer and electronic courses that allow hands-
on training, and numerous other leadership op-
portunities. The Military Science classes at NSU
also provide students with the leadership skills
without incurring any military obligation. Only
those students who are junior and senior classifi-
cation are obliged to military service.
Students who want to join in this program
can also compete for four, three, and two-year
ROTC scholarships which pays full tuition, fees,
books, costs, and $100 a month. Many students
have joined the ranks of NSU ROTC and have
started on the road to a successful career.
Telling him the proper way to lead his men, an officer
gives Second Lieutenant Greg Jolley an operations
order at a Field Training Exericse at Camp Beaure-
* * ■ » *
At a Demon Field Training Exercise, Lieutenant
Brad Smith and cadet demonstrate the correct pro
cedurefor setting up a rope bridge.
Cadet Major Tom Logan and fellow officer instruct
a group of Junior ROTC cadets in land navigation by
use of terrain.
Magazine Spotlights Student Creativity
Argus, NSU's literary magazine, that is
published yearly by the students of North-
western is an outlet for the creative works,
both literary and artistic.
1988 was the tenth anniversary of the or-
ganization that was founded by former stu-
dent Chris Pickering. Since 1978, Argus has
published many drawings and creative writ-
ing samples composed by Northwestern
Argus entries are judged by the faculty in
NSU's English Department The winning
submissions are both published in the final
printing of the magazine each year and are
also recognized at an awards presentation.
Argus staff member Holly Cope and assistant editor Madelyn Boudreaux
spent many hours in the publications computer lab compiling poems, short
stories, and other works of fiction for Northwestern's literary magazine.
Amid Controvers y, |
The Kitsch: The College Carrion
Surfaces With Credibility as the
Scholars' College Open Media Forum
Surrounded by outraged NSU students, fac-
ulty and even the Current Sauce staff after only
its first issue. The Kitsch: The College Carrion
was well on its way to being established as the
Scholars' College open forum tabloid. As an
"underground" publication, The Kitsch (a term
borrowed from Milan Kundera's The Unbear-
able Lightness of Being , text for the Contempo-
rary Writing course in LSC) received no univer-
sity funding, input nor censorship. Originally
named The College Clarion under the direction
of Scholars' College students Rob Kelty and
Wayne Self, the name changed when students
realized that such a conservative name was not
appropriate to the satire the paper highlighted.
Those students writing for the paper had no inten-
tion of taking themselves serious and did not
want to air any pretensions of being a "real
paper." The KitschfThe Carrion began produc-
tion in full force under the leadership of LSC
student Kate Nance.
The paper serves as a partisan forum, wel-
coming any student's submission on any topic. It
is now standard procedure that articles bear only
pen-names although the ghost writers are for-
ward about their work. The Kitsch is published
on a biweekly basis and is funded by student con-
tributions and now a benefactor who covers the
$40-60 cost of printing.
While The Kitsch is directed towards the
Scholars' College community, it is in no way
limited to such. Submissions are welcomed from
any student or faculty member in both the LSC
and NSU programs. Controversy surrounded
the first several issues of the publication as it was
neither "professional" nor university approved.
But the free spirits, controversial topics, opposi-
tion and notoriety continued.
The Kitsch is back under the direction of
Wayne Self who believes that differences be-
tween his paper and the Current Sauce he in that
The Kitsch addresses more problems and contin-
ues to do so until such is rectified. The paper has
seen results of their work through a change in at-
titude with the Louisiana School resident advis-
ers, increased attention and information to and
from Dr. Alost and that the administration knows
that they are under the scrutinizing eye of many
Self is perceptive to the fact that creative and
energetic staff members are always needed to
take the reigns of the paper. For awhile, the paper
consisted completely of editorials but is moving
towards journalistically written pieces. Despite
this professional attitude, The Kitsch remains an
"underground" publication that is based on satire
and irony within the Scholars' College, the uni-
versity, the community and life in itself. While
its first year was spent amid much controversy,
the paper remains a student forum that is slowly
Rowl: Charlotte Holmes, Wayne Self, John Parker, Kathleen Bobbit. Row 2: John
Voorhees, Kate Nance.
Evan Taylor, staff member o/The Kitsch: The College Carrion checks over his submission
to the "underground" publication while Sean Clifford proofs the work of Wesley Guillory.
The Kitsch 117
Shre vepor t Organizations
at Warrington Campus
Northwestem's Nursing Center, located
on the Warrington Campus in Shreveport, ac-
commodates 1 ,032 students. Many of these are
involved in the campus' five organizations:
Warrington Campus Council , S igma Rho Theta,
Student Nursing Association, Purple Jackets,
and ADOS. As an extension of the Natchito-
ches campus, Warrington offers these honorary
and professional organizations for the Nursing
Associate Degree Students of Shreveport
Left Group: Glenda Weaver, Rita Patterson,
Kathy Spitzer, Susan Lang. Middle Group: Janet
Bouc, Charla Mathues, Beckie Rose, Sheryl
Chamberlain, Valerie Willis. Right Group: Tammy
Quails (Secretary), Georgia Johnson (President),
Ranisha Sepulvado, Nancy Smith (Vice-President).
Warrington Campus Council
Row 1: Lee Mclntyre (Treasurer), Tonia Digirolamo (President), Gina Di Maria (Vice-President),
Andrea Gauthier (Secretary). Row 2: Mel Matriano-Lim, Denise Myers, Liz Jarvis, Kelli Sanders,
Carmen Roberts, Annetta Anderson, Bronagh McLaughlin, Christy Brown, Tim Murphrey.
118 Shre jeport Organizations
Student Nurses Association
Tessia Lee, Mary Mayo, Turyla Balentine, Elaine Burleigh, Liz Jarvis, Gail
jlabinowitz, Diane Reiland, Carmen Roberts.
Row 1: Susan Laing, Brenda Fulton, Elsie Whitstine (Secretary),
Andrea Gauthier (Vice-President), Elaine Burleigh (President), Mrs. Oberle
(Adviser). Row 2: Tim Murphrey, Christy Brown, Kelli Sanders (Treas-
urer). Row 3: Rita Patterson, Mel Matriano, Paula Smith, Ranisha
Sepulvado. Row 4: Beckie Rose, Sherry Tabor.
Row 1: Melinda Vincik, Cynthia McClung,
Lesseley Deshotels, Alina Jean Rasco, Tammy
Conly, James Quarles. Row 2: Edmond Salassi,
Tonya Fuller, Natalie Moore, Rosie George,
Karen Hopper, Jue Wang, Stephanie Ward.
Shreveport Organizations H9
Alpha Kappa Delta
Honor society for sociology majors with a
grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Row 1 : Kerry Vlnce Mondello (Vice-President),
Betty Hoffman (President), Mike Bush (Secretary).
Row 2: Dr. Roland Pippin (Adviser), Randall Pleas-
Alpha Lambda Delta
National honor society recognizing women
who obtain a minimum cumulative grade point
average of 3.5 their freshman year.
Row 1: Shanda Florane, Jennifer Walsh, Yvette
Dunn, Lisa Ward (Treasurer). Row 2: Mary
Applegate, Kelley Kyle, Kelley Robertson, Melissa
Organization promoting the field of anthro-
Row 1: Melissa M. Frank (Secretary), Cindy
Affeltranger, Jeanette Jolly (President), Candace
Basco . Row 2 Randall Pleasant , R ickey Woodward,
Darryl Pleasant, Robert P. Alford.
Beta Gamma Psi
Professional organization for accounting stu-
dents maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 in
all major-related classes.
Row 1: Rose Mary Jacob (Reporter), Judith
Broadway (President), Tana Jeansonne (Treasurer),
Tommy Home, Anthony T. LaCour Jr. (Vice-
President), Kenny Knotts, Dan Byelick .
An organization open to all students, the Baptist
Student Union sponsors activities to promote
friendship and personal development.
Row 1: Elizabeth Haworth , Tammy Powell,
Thad Bostick, Lori McGee. Row 2: Joyce Roberts,
Kristi Winders , Daren Haymon.Melvin LeCompte,
Hartwell Rice, Ronnie Wise, Ken Jones. Row 3:
Myra Gulledge (Director), Michele McKenzie,
Christy Ackerson (Vice-President), Pansy Kennedy,
Vanessa Aymond , Shane West , Chris McGee. Row
3: Lee Coriell, Bradley Ford, Morris Sasser, Har-
riet Haskens, Steve A. Lewis, Jeffrey Snow, Pam
A national honor service fraternity with
membership open to upperclass men with a
cumulative grade point average of 2.6 and hold-
ing an office in at least two campus organizations.
Row 1: Shawn Bailey, Brad Williams (President),
Shwu-Fen Lee (Sweetheart), Richard Schaffer. Row
2: Randy Crow, James A. Luck, Irfan Ibrahim,
Ronald Wise (Secretary). Row 3: Reginald Horton
(Graduate Adviser), Brian Brown, Carl Preston (Vice-
President), Chad Wilson.
An organization that promotes the prin-
ciples of the Republican party while sponsoring
voter-registration drives and guest speakers.
Row 1 : Robert Bennett (Treasurer), Mona Hies-
tand (Secretary), Clint Person (President), Billy Cran-
ford (1st Vice-President), Nicki Andrews (2nd Vice-
President). Row 2: Mel LeCompte, Karen Haymon,
Donna Zalewski, Karren Bennett, Sheila O'Connor,
Wendy Walters. Row 3: David Gray, Hartwell
Rice, Sarah Robinson, Michelle L. Gayer, Jason
Funderburk, Veronica Lewis, Tara Tietjen, Von
Klotzbach, Barbara Pax, Randy Jones, Kevin Hatha-
way, Jerry Grant, Richard Grant.
Council of Ye Revels
Organization open to all students interested in
learning and promoting the Renaissance.
Row 1: John Lotspeich, David Pye, Brent Bacon,
Galenda Mathis, Jeanie Bell, Patricia Coffey. Row 2:
John Cole, Ken Stevens, Miriam Brown, Dr. Joe
Johnson, Jeff Fischer, Danny Beeson.
A professional organization, Institute of Elec-
trical Electronic Engineers offers students major-
ing in electronics an insight into the field.
Row 1: Raymond L. Christensen (Faculty
Sponsor), Jeff French, Thomas L. Bradley Jr., Jen-
nifer Breaux. Row 2: Mark Russo (Chairman),
Camille Marroush, Edwin McClung (Vice-
Chairman), Lucky Sprowl, John D. Shaw.
Organization that promotes an understanding
of the variety of cultures represented on campus.
Row 1: Katrine Rusle, Jenny Ho, Loan T. Tran,
Benjamin Larin , Debbie Liga. Row 2: Salvador
Ernesto Marroquin, Rolando Nerio, Jose David
Lainez, Camille A. Marroush (President), Carlos
Castillo, Kittipong Kingngern. Row 3: Syed Ali,
Luis Bonilla, Jamal Hailouz, Roberto Flores-Gomez,
Rolando Jacobo .
Iota Lambda Sigma
An honorary professional fraternity open to
students majoring in Vocational Education and
maintaining a 2.5 grade point average.
Raymond L. Christensen (Faculty Sponsor), Fern
B. Christensen, Marvin G. Adams, Tommy
Kappa Kappa Psi
An honorary band service fraternity that as-
sists the band during rehearsals and the football
Row 1: Richard Scott, Earnest Vinson, Ricky
Bergeron, Frank Rosamond. Row 2: Vertis Walker,
Ronald Johnnie, Tom Wallace, Mike Townsend
(Treasurer), Jay Mitchell, Brad Slay (Vice-President),
Bill Brent (Sponsor), James Lacombe (President).
Le Cercle Franqais
Organization promoting the French language
Row 1 : Leah Luck (Secretary), Mara Rubino,
Ethan Flynn (President), Camille Marroush (Vice-
President), Li I liana A. Miller (Treasurer), Juan Di-
Donato. Row 2: Michelle Van Hook, Dr. Elizabeth
A. Rubino (Adivser), Sheryl Gill, James A. Luck,
Rolando Jacobo. Row 3: H. Scott Jolley, Jose David
Lainez, Ali Syed, Mary Applegate, Jamal Hailsuz.
NACUS (Northwestern Association of Chil-
dren Under Six) is an organization open to stu-
dents majoring in early childhood education.
Members volunteer their time to assist with the
childhood development center on campus.
Row 1: Angela Williams, Pam Anders, Angela
Land, Laurie Bernard (Treasurer), Virginia Stuch-
lik (Vice-President/Secretary), Lori Bemont (Presi-
dent). Row 2: Melissa Womack, Angie Chesson,
Marsha Bernard (Adviser).
A professional organization, NAIT (National
Association of Industrial Technology) is de-
signed to promote the interest and development of
Row 1: Donald Warren Crook (Parliamentarian).
Robert Waddle, Tracy Reese (Treasurer). Row 2:
Chad Wilson (President), Dr. Thomas L. Eppler
(Sponsor), Robert Rash (Secretary), Dwight
Laurence. Row 3: Paul Oenbrink (Vice-President),
NSU Demon Batallion
Composed of students in ROTC, the Demon
Batallion is involved with learning military skills
and tactics as well as participating in field training
and a physical fitness program.
NSU Rowing Team
Row 1: Tonia DeBlieux, Dana Under. Liz
Bonnette, Andrea Thomas, Kent Laborde, Richard
Scott, Jenny Feltner. Row 2: Peter Rolofs, Christine
Huffman, Lisa Wolfe (Sponsor), Sarah Robinson,
Vince Olive, Calvin Cupp, Ricky Bergeron. Row 3:
Rob Brown, William Winter, Charles Couch, Alli-
son Conner, Mark Stevens, James Pepersack.
Phi Alpha Theta
A history honor society for undergraduates
with 12 hours of history credits and a grade point
average of 2.75 and graduates students with a 3.5
Row 1: Mary Linn Bandaries, Abbie Landry,
Latisha Fair (Vice-President/Sccrctary), Carole
Hampshire (President), Shanda Floraine .
Phi Beta Lambda
Professional organization for students major-
ing in business and earning at least a 2.0.
Row 1: Rhonda Nelms (President), James A.
Luck (Vice-President), Shwu-Fen Lee (Treasurer),
Melissa Smith, Stacy Kay. Row 2: Wanda Nelms,
Lisa Ward, Julie Rhymes, Michele Fontenot, Phyl-
lis Gray, Debbie Liga. Row 3: Kenneth Thompson,
Susan Sm ith, Doris Sanders, Theresia Arnold, Anita
Bryant, Margaret Kilcoyne (Adviser), Walter
Creighton (Adviser), George Howard Jr., Billy
Stevens, Daren Fontenot, Chris Stone, Carl Preston,
John E. Rees.
Phi Kappa Phi
A national honor society open to upperclass-
men and graduate students with minimum grade
point averages of 3.6.
Carole Smith, Cindy Affeltranger, Judith
Broadway, Jeanette Jolly .
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
National fraternity for students pursuing a degree
Row 1: Brett Bell, James Lacombe, Jeffrey C.
Mathews (President), Richard S. Schaffer, Jr. (Vice-
President), Ronald Johnnie. Row 2 Robert Turchick,
Reginald Johnnie, Robert Gunn, Thomas E. Wallace
(Secretary/Treasurer), William W. Wolfe .Daniel Hell-
A national honor society that promotes the
advancement of psychology by encouraging and
stimulating students about the profession.
Row 1: Theresa Powell, Fat Monk (Treasure),
Pam Musgrove, Carole Smith. Row 2: Teri
Sutherlin, Miriam Brown, Anita Williams, Kelley
Kyle, Stephen Sivo, Lynne Knight (Secretary), Steve
Organization that promotes the science and
study of psychology, scholarship and improves
communication among students interested in the
Row 1: Pam Musgrove (Secretary), Kelley Kyle
(Vice-President), Linda Broughton (Treasurer), No-
elle Howes. Row 2: Danna Pray, Miriam Brown,
Angie Dennis, Joey Brister.
An honorary service organization for upper-
class women who have attained a cumulative aca-
demic average of at least 2.6.
Row 1: Melissa K. Canales (Vice-President),
Cindy Ross (President), Kelley Robertson. Row 2:
Sonya Rigaud, Leah Luck, Shwu-Fen Lee, Lisa
Guenther, Kelley Kyle.
A member of the National Intercollegiate
Rodeo Association, membership in the rodeo
club enables students to participate in rodeo com-
Row 1 : Casey Fradella (Adviser), Tina Anderson,
Pam Scoville, Teri Ivey, Donna Turbeville, Heath
Norred. Row 2: Richard Cotton, Sharon Vaughan,
Trina Durham, Wendell Walker, Candy Broom,
Tracy Hegar (Vice-President). Row 3: Dewayne
Lofton, Kristy Ryder (President), Debbie Cotton,
Terry Smith (Secretary), Jeffrey Beautouf. Row 4:
Michael Bonette, Gary Collins, Paul Quist, Jeff
A service organization, the Society for the
Advancement of Management, sponsors activi-
ties for those students pursuing a degree in man-
Row 1: Sandra Taylor, Angela Magyoi (President),
Michele Fontenot, Theresia Arnold (Secretary),
Monique McGreal, Dennise Altenburger. Row 2:
Charis Murwadi, Steve Lewis, Troy Murray, Holly
Gaspard, Rhonda Arthur, Dr. Stephen Elliott
(Adviser). Row 3: George A. Howard Jr. (Vice-
President/Treasurer), Kent Mastainich, Rhonda
Nelms, Melissa Jean, Myrl Dance, Dara Wallace.
Sigma Delta Chi
An organization open to students majoring in
journalism, Sigma Delta Chi promotes the field
and maintainence of standards of journalism.
Row 1: H. Scott Jolley (Vice-President), Mich-
elle Hood (President). Row 2: Marlene < anfield
(Treasurer), David Antilley, Steve Lewis, Van Rod-
ney Reed, Leon Lindsey (Adviser).
Tau Beta Sigma
An honorary band service sorority that pro-
vides assistance to the band at rehearsals, games
and makes alterations on costumes.
Row 1: Sharon Remo, Emily Populus, Mary
Wood, Bonnie Wallace, Pam Towry. Row 2: Vicki
Benson, Teri Redmond, Beth Hastings, Ada Weber,
An extension of the Methodist Church, the
Wesley Foundation offers students religious, edu-
cational and social support.
Row 1: Karissa A. Estes, Kelli Gregg, Terrie L.
Redman, Kristie Rodregue, Tiffany Lassere. Row
2: Ryan Horton (Director), Beth Hastings, Mickie
Townsend (Associate Director), Russell Parkin,
Pirom Srinual. Row 3: Dustin Vinson, Earnest
Vinson, Robert Gunn (Secretary/Treasurer), Maxwell
Barton, Dan Troutman, Frank Rosamond (Presi-
An organization designed to stimulate interest
in government and promote the ideals and prin-
ciples of the Democratic Party.
Row 1: Pete Finn, Karen Patel, Victoria Sims,
Traci Betz, John Gaye, Lakesha Law, Tammye
Davis, Henry Dibrell, Melinda Emanuel, Anthony
Craig (Vice-President). Row 2: Ken Sears (Presi-
dent), Eliza Br it ta in (Secretary), Steven McCormick,
Madelyn Boudreaux, Michelle Weego, Lottie
Holmes, Yolanda Craig, Candace Langton. Row 3:
Paul Carter, Jay Krause, Jeremy Passut, Nancy
Manning, Charles Cox, Steve A. Lewis, Robert P.
Alford, James Harrison, Andy Harrison, Ray Moore,
Carl Manuel, Ted Nordbrock, Michael McHale.
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Changes in the Sports Information Office:
Wancho Leaves for Texas, Ireland Takes Over
Bidding goodbye to Northwestern, the often controversial Tom Wancho left his post as Sports Information Director ora
February 1 to become the first Director of Public Awareness and Communications for Special Olympics in Austin, Texas.
Wancho's first time in the media spotlight was when he featured the 1986 Northwestern basketball team in a Natchitoches!
graveyard with the tide "Resurrected." The guide used macabre jokes and puns in its listings; for example, many of the players'
statistics were on tombstones.
After the guide was published, several television stations, mainly from Shreveport, mentioned Wancho's bizarre approach
to publicizing his team. The 1986 media guide was also featured in Sports Illustrated, as was his next media guide for the Lady
The 1 987 media guide raised even more controversy when it was released — the Lady Demons wore bunny ears and cotton
tails on the cover, which was entitled "These Girls Can Play, Boy." That statement, along with suggestive stat listings ("Bust;
36; Waist: 24; Hips: yes.") and a centerfold of the fully-clothed team, brought complaints of sexism to the Sports Information
Although Wancho was blasted by USA Today, The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, The Shreveport Times and other!
newspapers, he does not believe that the guide had a negative effect. "It's a credit to myself and the office," said Wancho, who
was defended by numerous people on campus, including several Lady Demons and NSU football coach Sam Goodwin.
"Look at other colleges, Notre Dame and the like," Wancho commented. "They have bigger publications staffs and more
resources, but we did this. In no way would they be able to do what I've done. No other SID has had two programs in Sports
Wancho's replacement is Doug Ireland, a 1987 graduate of Northwestern with extensive media experience, including stints
as Sports Editor of the Current Sauce and the Alexandria Town Talk. Ireland says that "There's a big magnet that keeps pulling
me back to Natchitoches." That magnet could very well be the recent success of the athletic program along with the positive
attitude of the university.
Ireland came to NSU in 1978 as a journalism major but soon was working around the state in various capacities. He took I
a job at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette as the Assistant Sports Information Director in 1982 then came
back to Natchitoches and Northwestern to finish school. While working on his degree, Ireland became Sports Editor of The
Coming back to Natchitoches means something special for Ireland. "It's a great place to make lifelong friends and a place
that offers hands-on experience."
After receiving his degree, he went back to work for the Town Talk for a few years covering the state college beat. But
he soon returned to Natchitoches to replace Wancho as NSU's Sports Information Director.
As the new SID, Ireland has a good feeling about what lies ahead. "Northwestern is a place where there is a great nucleus
of people and the athletic department is headed for promising days."
He enjoys having a schedule that allows him time to meet people and work for an up-and-coming athleuc program. Ireland
especially likes the location of his new job. "Natchitoches is a super place to be and hey, this is home."
As the first ever Director of Public Aware-
ness and Communications for Special Olympics
in Austin, Texas, Tom Wancho's job entails
publicizing year-round events for the Special
Before becoming Northwestern' s Sports
Information Director, Doug Ireland served as
Sports Editor for the Current Sauce, The Natchi-
toches Times and the Alexandria Town Talk.
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Tom Wancho's most
controversial pieces of work
were his media guides for
the 1986 basketball team
and for the 1987 Lady
Before beginning his job
^ every morning, Doug Ire-
land catches up on his fa-
vorite team's scores.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame; J 988
Inductees, (left to right) Terry Bradshaw,
Willie Davenport, Tommy Davis, Paul
Dietzel, J.R. Richard, Bill Riegel, Lenny
Fant, Elvin Hayes, Archie Manning, Rod
Milburn, and Greg Procell.
Hall of Fame'88: SdJSdSSsu
Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, basketball stars
Elvin Hayes and Greg Procell, Olympic hurdler Rod Milburn and long-time North-
east Louisiana University basketball coach Lenny Fant were elected to the Louisiana
Sports Hall of Fame last Febuary.
Manning, Hayes, Procell, Milburn and Fant were chosen by a 25-member
selection committee of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association from scores of
nominees for Hall of Fame membership, which is considered the state's highest
honor for sports personalities.
Manning, the Saints' first round draft choice of 1 97 1 , was Player of the Year and
Most Valuable Player in the National Football Conference in 1 978 and played in two
Pro Bowls. Hayes, a Rayville native, was a three time All-American at the
University of Houston and a first round choice for the NBA in 1968. Hayes played
16 seasons in the NBA and played in 12 NBA All-Star games.
Milburn, an All-American hurdler at Southern University, was the Olympic
Games high hurdle gold medalist in 1972atMunich. In 1970and 1971, Milburn won
78 straight races and was selected "Most Outstanding Athlete in the World" in 1 97 1 .
Fant led Northeast for 22 years as head coach. While at NLU, Fant ranked 1 1th
amoung active Division I coaches in career victories at his retirement.
Procell, the nation's top high school basketball scorer of all time, had 6,702
points in four years at Ebarb High. He set a state single game scoring record of 100
points in 1970.
Induction ceremonies were held in Natchitoches on June 25 for the 1988
honorees and for six former athletes and coaches elected to the Hall of Fame last
year. There was no induction program in 1987 because of scheduling conflicts.
Inducted along with Milburn, Manning, Fant, Hayes and Procell were former
Louisiana Tech and NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw, LSU national football
championship coach Paul Dietzel, major league pitching star J. R. Richard, national
collegiate basketball scoring champion Bill Riegel, Olympic high hurdles record-
holder Willie Davenport and the late Tommy Davis, ex-LSU and NFL kicker.
Membership in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, located in Prather Coliseum
on the Northwestern State University campus, increased to 1 18 with the induction
of the 1 1 honorees this year.
Members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association established the Louisiana
Sports Hall of Fame to honor the state's outstanding sports figures in 1958, and the
shrine was moved to Natchitoches in 1971.
Hall of Fame induction programs in Natchitoches have attracted over the years
such nationally-acclaimed sports stars as Joe Adcock, Pete Maravich, Billy Cannon,
John David Crow, Max McGee, Johnny Robinson, Willie Davis, Tommy Mason,
Mel Parnell, Bob Pettit, Willis Reed, Jerry Stovall, Y.A. Tittle, Jimmy Taylor, Tank
Younger, Charley McClendon, Ralph Garr, Eddie Robinson, Willie Brown, Tommy
Casanova, Bert Jones, and Buck Buchanan.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 137
Football f 88:
When talking about Northwestern State's 1988 football campaign, one must go back before returning
to the present.
NSU head coach Sam Goodwin and his staff readied the most successful collection of Demon football
players in the last 22 years back in the spring, when a young man's thoughts turn to, uh, football.
"We had the best spring since I've been here," Goodwin said at the time. And, while he has been
known to say that following every spring session, this time it was a bit more believable for, despite the
loss of all-time leading rusher John Stephens to the NFL's New England Patriots, the Demon offense rang
up point totals like 39, 35, 37, and 45 during spring outings.
Once things got underway in August, Goodwin and his group realized what they had seen in the spring
was no fling — these guys were for real. "This is probably the best football team I've had since I've been
at Northwestern," Goodwin told reporters at the August 14 media day. "I'm very confident — we have a
chance to be a great football team. I know we are going to be a very good football team. We've got some
speed at talent. We are not going to be very big up front and we've got some question marks up front. If
we can answer those, the Demons are going to be hard to handle."
Goodwin the coach has turned to Goodwin the prophet. Hard to handle, indeed. A nationally ranked
offense with more weapons than a military division, possessing the ability to strike from long or close
range, complimented by a swarming defense that upheld tradition, Northwestern State stormed to a 9-2
record, posting the most wins in Demonland since 1966 and taking the Southland Conference champion-
ship with a perfect 6-0 mark.
NSU gave fans a preview of what was around the corner in the season opener against Southwest
Missouri, trapping the Bears in a 24-8 victory in a contest that was over by the third quarter. A loss to then
superior Nevada-Reno squad followed before a set of games simply now known as "the streak" took place.
East Texas was victim number two as the Demons produced 43 points and some 517 yards in total
offense. The next week brought 571 yards worth of total offense in a 49-21 thrashing of Southwest Texas.
A previously undefeated McNeese team fell the following week, and Nicholls State lost its ninth in a row
to the Demons. The streak continued with victories over NLU, Sam Houston, and North Texas State.
The season boiled down to the final game of the year. Number one ranked Stephen F. Austin carried
an identical 5-0 record into the showdown. The Demon defense took no prisioners in limiting the
Lumberjack offense to just 140 yards rushing and 17 points, good enough to hand the Demons a 20-17,
24-8 W [
East Texas State
Stephen F. Austin
August 22, 1988
1. Holy Cross
2. Northeast Louisiana
3. Appalachian State
Eastern Kentucky (tie)
5. North Texas
6. Georgia Southern
8. Northern Iowa
1 1 . Jackson State
12. Western Illinois
13. Nicholls State
15. Middle Tennessee
16. James Madison
17. Western Kentucky
19. Nevada- Reno
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r UU 1 DALiLi OO • Season with success
Northwestern gave a glimpse of things to come, gliding over the visiting Southwest Missouri Bears. NSU
racked up 381 yards of total offense, while the defensive troops limited Southwest Missouri to just 52 yards
passing and 232 total offense.
On their first possession of the year, NSU lost the ball via the fumble, but got it back when Andre Carron
recovered a fumbled punt return on the Bear 18. Paul Frazier made the initial score from 13 yards out at the
Frazier got the nod again early in the second quarter. This time, his seven yard dash capped NSU's first
80-yard plus drive of the year, as the Demons went 89 yards in 13 plays.
Another fumble by Southwest Missouri set up Keith Hodnett's 25 yard field goal, giving the Demons a
17-0 lead at the half. That field goal gave Hodnett the top spot on NSU's all-time field goal list.
The fat lady started to warm up after NSU's first possession of the second half, when the Demons motored
52 yards in eight plays for a 24-0 lead. Rusty Slack connected with Floyd Turner for the 1 3 yard score.
For the second time in as many weeks, the Demons played an opponent for the first time ever. This next
one was not as pleasant, however, as the Wolfpack of Nevada-Reno defeated the Demons, 35-26.
The Wolfpack dominated most of the game. Northwestern tried to rally in the last quarter, but it proved
to be too late. The Wolfpack of Nevada-Reno sent the Demons back home to play host to East Texas State.
Northwestern got back on the right foot when they locked up with ETSU. When all was said and done,
the Demons racked up the most yards in head coach Sam Goodwin's tenure with a total of 517.
It only took the first quarter for the Demons to garner enough points to win the game, but it is a rule that
games go four. Scott Stoker hit Al Edwards with a 25 yard strike and Frazier went over from one to give
the Demons a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
It was all Northwestern in the second quarter as well. Keith Hodnett drilled a 37 yard field goal, capping
an eight play, 66 yard drive. Frazier added a four yard effort at the 6:26 mark as the Demons slowly but surely
put the game out of reach.
East Texas State made some adjustments at the half, enough anyway for Mike Trigg to hook up with
Ronnie Pratter for a 44 yard catch for ETSU's first touchdown. But Northwestern scored on its first
possession of the second half when Stoker and Orlan Lockhart teamed for a 62 yard touchdown.
Mike O'Neal scored his first touchdown of the year on a 14 yard blast up the middle, and Hodnett added
his 1 1th point of the game with a 47 yard field goal.
ETSU's Johnny Hurndon scored on a 73 yard reception from Trigg to round out the evening's scoring at
Frazier led the team with 1 22 yards rushing, the second time he topped the team in that department. Stoker
tossed two touchdown passes enroute to completing five of 17 passes worth a total of 172 yards in the 41-
The defense of Northwestern held East Texas to just 80 total yards on the ground and only 272 total yards
The Demon Option. QB
Scott Stoker hands the ball to
fullback Brian Driskell on the
option play for NSU.
h Football f 88:
NSU Terrorizes Early
Northwestern started the road to a conference championship at home hosting Southwest Texas State.
The Demons brought 57 1 yards worth of total offense in the49-2 1 thrashing of Southwest Texas as NS U
moved to 3-1 and 1-0 in the Southland Conference.
NS U spread things out a bit as 1 3 different Demons carried the ball, six receivers caught passes, and
six players got their names in the book under the scoring column.
Floyd Turner was the first to score points, taking a reverse 23 yards for the TD. But SouthwestTexas'
Bill Jones tied it all at seven on a 1 3 yard answer. Kenneth DeWitt, playing his first game after missing
the first three games due to a broken arm suffered in pre-season practice, scored on a ten yard sweep to
the left side early in the second quarter. Turner made it 21-7 when quarterback Scott Stoker connected
with the speedster for a 69 yard touchdown pass.
Bobcat A. J. Johnson followed with an 86 yard kick-off return to bring Southwest Texas State within
a touchdown at 21-14. But Northwestern responded with a six-play, 74 yard drive that ended when
Stoker found Orlan Lockhart for a 37 yard touchdown. The Bobcats added their final tally with 54
seconds remaining after Jones carried to the paydirt from three yards out.
From then on, nothing but the left side of the scoreboard lit up, as NSU posted three unanswered
touchdowns, two in the third quarter. Quarterback Gil Galloway ripped through the Bobcat defense for
a 35 yard touchdown, and Paul Frazicr added a two yarder in the third. Fullback Brian Driskill got his
first collegiate score at the 13: 19 mark of the fourth quarter, tacking on a six yarder.
The Demon defense allowed just a pair of Bobcat first downs and 50 yards of total offense in the
second half, and 186 overall.
The 49 points were the most for a Demon since 1981 when Northwestern scored 59 against Angelo
State on September 12. The Demons ripped up 320 stripers on the ground and 25 1 via the airways for
their season high total of 571 total offensive yards.
The Demons made it three straight with a 25-20 win over McNeese State, holding off a fourth quarter
surge by the Cowboys to ice the win. Keith Hodnett opened the scoring with first quarter, 21 yard field
goal, and Mike O'Neal's one yarded capped a 95 yard, 1 1 play drive that started when NSU's defense
forced a fumble at the Demon five. O'Neal was the man of the day as he scored twice more before the
night was through.
Going into the fourth quarter, the Demons led 25-3. The special teams of Northwestern let down,
allowing the Cowboys to make a comeback. The defense of Demonland held its ground, however, not
allowing McNeese to capitalize on two turnovers, late in the game. Northwestern ran out the final
minute of play to preserve its third straight win and remain undefeated at 2-0 in the Southland
October 24th Poll
Division I- AA
1 . North Texas
3. Western Illinois
5. Western Kentucky
6. Georgia Southern
8. Middle Tennessee
9. Stephen F. Austin
11. Appalachian State
14. Eastern Kentucky
15. Jackson State
17. Nevada- Reno
18. The Citadel
20. Williams & Mary
To the air. Gil Galloway
cocks to throw for the Demons.
Galloway completed 556 of his
passes for the season.
Just in time. Linebacker
Freddie Wallace puts a hit on
the quarterback for Southwest
Texas just as he throws the ball.
' ' 1/
Break it. Paul Frazier attempts
to break free from a tackier as he
is led by Nick Day.
The Give. Senior quarterback
Rusty Slack hands the ball off to
fullback Pete Ellis.
K O. Sidney Thissel licks his
chops as he prepares to dismantle
an unaware Nichols quarterback.
October 31st Poll
2. Western Illinois
3. Stephen F. Austin
5. Western Kentucky
6. Georgia Southern
7. North Texas
8. Middle Tennessee
12. Eastern Kentucky
13. Jackson State
16. Appalachian State
17. Boise State
19. The Citadel
Football f 88:
Ninth Wave of NSU
Rolls Through Season
Coach Sam Goodwin's Ninth Wave, a nickname for the Demons few people understand, washed up
Nicholls State for the ninth consecutive year, 27-12. The win kept the Demons winning streak alive as
the Demons continued to roll through the '88 schedule.
Northwestern used three Colonel turnovers to tack 17 points on the board. Strong safety Randolph
Hayes set up Keith Hodnett's 40 yard field goal with his first interception of the year. Hodnett added
another field goal, this one from 39 yards at the 8:32 mark of the second quarter to make the score 6-0.
David Chitman set up the next score after picking off a Bobby McDonald pass and returning it 30 yards
to the Nicholls State 14. Kenneth DeWitt took the honors, going in from 10 yards out giving the Demons
a 13-0 lead.
Then came the third quarter, a period in which the Demons enjoyed much success in 1988. For the
fourth time in six games, NS U scored on its first possession of that quarter. This time it was Floyd Turner,
who took a reverse hand-off 48 yards for the touchdown.
It was Turner again late in the third quarter. Sidney Thissel recovered a Jamie Lawson fumble, and
Turner latched onto a 66-yard pass from Scott Stoker to conclude NSU's scoring.
The State Fair Game was both old and new for the Demons of '88. It was the 75th time the Demons
played in the State Fair Classic, but it was the first time NSU faced Northeast Louisiana in the annual
matchup. It was also the first win in Shreveport for the Demons in the 1980's; the last win was in 1979.
It did not take the Demons long to show they meant business. Mike O'Neal capped a 74 yard drive
to start the game with a 2 yard plunge. Keith Hodnett drilled his 42nd straight PAT which gave NSU a
The rest of the half was lacking in excitement, except for the fact that the Demon defense allowed a
measly minus five rushing yards in the first half. NLU's only score came after a fake field goal worked
to perfection when kicker Chris Nowels reached first down territory on a pass from holder Clint Batte-
ford. The NSU defense held solid, allowing Nowels a 26 yard field goal.
Kenneth DeWitt opened the second half with a season long 55 yard kick-off return, which set up
tailback Paul Frazier's 20 yard TD dance. One series later, Mark Mayfield caught the Indians on a blitz,
taking a 33 yard pass from Scott Stoker for a 24-3 advantage. Hodnett's 20 yard field goal at the start of
the fourth quarter put NSU up 27-3.
For the second straight week, the Demon defense limited the opponent to under 100 yards rushing.
NLU only gained 39 on the ground in the Indians' 27-15 loss.
Game eight for the Demons proved to be another defeat for the opponent. In the Demons last home
game, Northwestern racked up 449 yards of offense and blasted to the 49-14 slaughter of Sam Houston
Schedule gels tougher,
So does Northwestern.
The game against North Texas State no doubt was a big game for the Demons on their way to a shot
at the conference title, and a possible play-off berth. UNT had been ranked as the top team in the nation
for six weeks but fell to seventh after a loss to Stephen F. Austin. NSU was the highest it had been in the
polls all year at 11th.
One newspaper called it a blowout — literally. The 25 mile-per-hour winds played a big factor in the
game, with both coaches playing conservatively when looking into the gale force winds.
Randy Hilliard picked off a Scott Davis pass and scrambled 80 yards to give NSU a first quarter 7-
3 advantage facing the wind.
Kenneth DeWitt went in from four yards to give NSU a 1 3-3 lead in the first quarter. NSU made good
of an Eagle misfortune when Pete Ellis capped a four play, 26 yard drive with a two yard bolt, giving NSU
a 19-3 advantage.
Keith Hodnett added a 50 yard field goal to give the Demons a 22-3 lead at the half. The field goal
gave Hodnett, who had made 51 consecutive PAT's, the all-time scoring record, previously held by the
late Demon and Kansas City Chief great Joe Delaney with 188 points. Hodnett added a 24 yardcr in the
third quarter for the Demons final score.
It took nine weeks, but somebody finally beat the Demons. Jackson State, coming in as the tenth
ranked team in the nation, defeated the Demons of NSU, 21-16. The non-conference loss at Mississippi
was the first in nine weeks for the Demons. The loss to Jackson did not hurt the Demons chances of
accomplishing their goal of a conference championship.
The next week, however, was the game of the year.
The goals Northwestern had set at the beginning of the season were standing right across the field at
Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas. The winner of this game between the Lumberjacks and
the Demons would get bragging rights of the Southland Conference and possession of Chief Caddo for
The Lumberjacks were the number one ranked team in the nation and sported the nation's best defense,
supposedly. The Demons were ranked tenth and had an offensive attack worthy of its 14th rank and their
defense better than SFA's as NSU took claim as the Southland Conference champions and brought "The
Chief back home to Natchitoches in the 20-17 victory.
The Southland Conference championship was a game in which records were broken. Stoker's 172
yards passing gave him the most passing yards in a season with 1,966. His totals surpass current New
Orleans Saints QB Bobby Hebert. Floyd Turner's six receptions gave him the career mark in the recep-
tion category, with 98 total for the Demons of Northwestern.
November 7th Poll
1. Stephen F. Austin I
3. Georgia Southern I
4. Western Illinois
8. Eastern Kentucky
10. Jackson State
1 1 . Western Kentucky
12. The Citadel
14. North Texas
15. Boise State
16. Appalachian State
17. Middle Tennessee
19. Honda A&M
Pennsylvania (tie) I
Kevin Lewis, NSU'spunt returner and cornerback, directs
blockers after a punt. Lewis was named second teamAll-
SLC at cornerback.
Number One. Floyd Turner, NSU's all-time reception lead-
er, catches one of his 98 career receptions. Turner earned a
spot on the first team All-SLC as a flanker.
Touchdown. All-SLC fullback, Mike O'Neal bulls through
an Indian defense for a touchdown in the State Fair Classic
Idaho Bound. Al Edwards cele-
brates after a touchdown for NSU.
Big Gain. QB Scott Stoker keeps
the ball and scrambles for a gain.
Breaking loose. Brian Driskill
breaks a tackle and continues io
drive for the Demons.
Play-offs by Storm
After the Demons demolished the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at their own wet field and
clenched the Southland Conference tide, Northwestern thought they would finally have a home game
again. They thought wrong. The Demons already had played their final five regular season games on
the road, putting down great teams such as North Texas and Stephen F. Austin. Now the justly nick-
named "Road Warriors", were off to Idaho to tackle Boise State as well as a new weather element for
the Demons, the cold.
The Road Warriors rolled into Idaho for their first ever Division I- AA playoff and did not disappoint
their fans as Northwestern busted the Broncos of Boise State 22-13.
The Demons were led by senior linebacker Mark Newstrom. Newstrom accounted for two
monumental plays and enjoyed the game of his life in the Demon victory. Newstrom picked off a
Duane Halliday pass in the first quarter, setting up the Demons' very first score on the next play, a 39
yard touchdown pass from Scott Stoker to senior flanker Floyd Turner.
But Newstrom saved his best accomplishment for last, and he really used his head to do so.
With the score deadlocked at 13 all, Newstrom bolted through the Boise State line and blocked a
Tom Schimmer's punt with his head. The ball deflected through the uprights for a safety which gave
the Demons a lead not to be relinquished at 15-13.
The Demon offense etched their superiority to the Broncos, rolling up 395 total yards, 21 first
downs, and 41:19 in time of possession. However, holding onto the ball was no small task, as the
Demons fumbled eight times, although they recovered all but two of them.
The win came on Northwestern 's sixth consecutive road match and improved the Demons record
Highlighting the post season win was the 1988 Southland Conference football awards. Southland
Conference Coach of the Year was North western's head coach Sam Goodwin. Floyd Turner and
Leonard Parker were named to the Southland Conference's first team as flanker and linebacker, re-
The Demons had several making the list on the Southland Conference's second team. On offense
Scott Stoker, Paul Frazier, Orland Lockhart, Jeff Steers, Robbie Martin, and John King all made the
list. Defensively Henry Sibley, Kevin Lewis, and Dennis Smith took the second team honors for
Football f 88:
Demons End Season with
A Northwestern football season that began under the cloud of expert projections of mediocrity ended just
short of the mountaintop when the Demons fell to Idaho in the quarterfinals of the national championship
After a 6-5 finish in 1987, Northwestern was picked in preseason polls to wind up in the second division
of the prestigious Southland Conference. But the pollsters overlooked not only this teams' talent but also its
poise, confidence and tenacity.
This was a team that ignored long odds against it and one which relished difficult challenges. The regular
season finale was an example of the unusual spirit and attitude of the 1988 Demons.
Northwestern and Stephen F. Austin were locked in a tie for the Southland Conference lead with identical
5-0 records. But the odds were clearly against the Demons. They had to meet the Lumberjacks on the road.
Stephen F. Austin was ranked number one in the nation and heavily favored. The wet field seemed to favor
the Lumberjacks' power running over Northwestern 's option and speed-oriented offense. But the Demons
whipped the Lumberjacks to win the championship of a conference that had ignored Northwestern 's pleas for
membership for more than a decade.
The Demons had to travel the three final weeks of the season and for both playoff games, and their first
round victory over Boise State came on a frozen, wind-chilled field in Idaho.
Even as Northwestern was eliminated from the playoffs in the quarterfinals, the fighting spirit that had been
a trademark of the team throughout the campaign was abundantly evident.
Three first quarter fumbles resulted in scores for Idaho — the nation top ranked team — and Northwestern
was down 28-3 early in the game. But the Demons fought back fiercely and were inside the ten battling for
what could have been a game tying score in the final seconds. They finally fell, 38-30.
The Demons of Northwestern were a team that overcame obstacles and achieved the dream many believed
impossible for the Demons — Southland Conference Champions.
Catch Me. Kenneth DeWitt,
playing with a broken wrist,
breaks into the open field.
The Hod. Kicker Keith Hodnet
puts one of many through the
uprights for NSU.
Nightmare on Demon Street.
Freddie Wallace prepares to give
a running back one of his scares.
From Northwestern to New England.
NSU star, John Stephens, the Demons
all-time leading rusher, proves to the
Patriots what NSU already knew.
152 John Stephens
Stephens goes to New England as
the highest NSU Draft pick ever
44. John Stephens, once num-
4, now 44, shows that although
jersey number and mascot are
'.rent than the Demons of last
son, the great running back in-
'. is not.
April 24, 1988 was a big day for Northwestern State and the Demon football program. It was even
a bigger day for John Stephens, NSU's all-time leading rusher, after NFL's New England Patriots
selected the Springhill native as the 17th choice in the first round. That allowed Stephens to become
Northwestern 's highest draft choice ever, surpassing the late Joe Delaney, who went to the Kansas City
Chiefs as the 41st overall pick in the 1981 draft. Ironically enough, it was Delaney who Stephens had
surpassed in last game of the 1987 season to set a new all-time rushing mark. Stephens was the second
running back and the first I-AA player chosen.
Stephens finished his career with 3,057 yards on another school record 653 carries. The 6-1, 220
pound bruiser found his way into the end zone via the rush on 19 occasions and pulled in four passes for
scores. He owns two of the top five season rushing performances in school history (1,001 yards in 1985,
943 yards in 1986) and went over the century figure a total of ten times.
Stephens was a first team All-Louisiana pick at running back for three consecutive years, believed
to be the first back to accomplish that feat in LSWA history. Stephens continues a Northwestern tradi-
tion that has seen 25 former Demons suit up in NFL uniforms over the last three decades. The Stephens
addition adds to the list of six NFL players currenUy playing in the Pro ranks from Northwestern. A list
including stars such as Gary Reasons, Mark Duper, Bobby Hebert, Robert Moore, and Odessa Turner.
Reasons, the only player in I-AA to be named first team Kodak All-American three straight
years.made Iris mark as a hard-hitting linebacker for the New York Giants during the Giants' Superbowl
campaign of 1987.
Mark Duper, a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, may be the best known of the Demon alumni.
" S uper " Duper, a member of the 1 98 1 quarter mile relay team that won the NCAA outdoor championship,
has appeared in a Superbowl with the Dolphins and also has been awarded All-Pro honors.
Bobby Hebert brought more recognition to Northwestern State after taking the New Orleans Saints
to their first ever winning season and initial play-off appearance in 1987. The "Cajun Cannon" still holds
several NSU passing records and was also a star in the USFL, taking the Michigan Panthers to the initial
team championship in 1983 and quarterbacking the Oakland Invaders to the title game in 1985.
Moore is in his third year as a starter at safety with the Atlanta Falcons and Turner, when healthy, has
demonstrated big-play, NFL ability.
Baseball f 89:
Diamond Demons take
to the field for NSU
The Diamond Demons got off to their best start in recent memory by sweeping a double-header trom
Ouachita Baptist in the Demon's season opener. The Demons first four games were postponed due to the
Northwestern got off to an early start by scoring in the second inning after Sonny Terrill singled,
stole second base, and scored on a single by catcher Dale Rayburn. The Demons scored again in the third
when Dickey Marze walked, stole second, and scored on a Van Wiggins single.
Paul Ayo started the first game and went the distance yielding only two hits and struck out nine.
Ayo carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning but lost it when the number nine hitter for Ouachita punched a
single up the middle with two outs. Ouachita scored in the seventh, but Northwestern held to win 2-1.
The Demon bats woke up in the second game as the Demons scored five runs on nine hits. Dale
Rayburn contributed two RBI's, while Kerry Thompson, John Smith, and Brent Herndon all added one
RBI in the Demon's 5-0 victory.
The start for the Demons was long waited as Northwestern postponed several games due to the
weather. The unpredictable weather caused the Diamond Demons to lose playing experience going into a
tough Southland Conference schedule for 1989.
The early season for the Demons was rained out. Games with Grambling, Southern Arkansas and Hen-
derson will be played as weather permits.
The Demons return to the 1989 season from a 26-30 record of the previous year. Northwestern lost
two pitchers due to graduation, but the Demons are returning strong in most every position and have
hopes of a winning season.
The Demons started
the season with dou-
ble header victories
over Ouachita Bap-
tist and Southern
The Diamond Demons
ended their 1988 cam-
paign with a South-
land record of 9-12,
Baseball f 89:
Demons Look for a
Better Season in '89.
After taking a pair of wins from Northeast Louisiana in early May, Northwestern assured itself of
the best record since the 1983 season when Herbie Smith's squad finished with a 26-30 record.
The two wins over NLU placed the Demons in sixth place in the Southland Conference with a
conference record of 9-12.
When looking back at the season, head coach Johnnie Emmons remarked, "After starting off 1-1 1,
it took a lot of pride for the guys to come back and play the way they did. We beat the team that won
the conference (McNeese State) two of three games, and we beat (nationally ranked) LSU."
Junior centerfielder Dickey Marze had a great deal to do with the turn-around for the Demons.
Marze finished the season with a team high .321 batting average and 13 home runs. Marze was
caught stealing on once in 25 tries, the 24 swipes tying the school record.
Another positive factor during the season was Bob Kairis. Kairis finished his brief two-year career
at NSU with 205 strike-outs, one short of the school record of 206 in a career. Kairis struck out 103
batters the 1988 season, bettering his own season mark of 102 set in 1987. Kairis, a draft pick, was
7-4 for his senior year, with one save.
Coach Emmons concluded the season saying, "I think we finally turned the program around and
have it going in a positive direction."
Youthful Lady Demons
Start the Spring for NSU
The Lady Demon softball squad entered their 1989 season of battles with, as Led Zeppelin used to
sing, "a whole lot of love" for the game. Whether or not that is enough to overcome their
grecn-as-grass make-up is up to them and their boss, head coach Ricky McCalister.
"We're young, real, real, young," McCalister said on the eve of the 1989 campaign. "We're going
to be looking for leadership from our seniors and other returning players, but right now we're probably
going to be starting four freshmen when the season opens up."
McCalister must replace over fifty percent of last year's offense, a unit which set school records for
runs in a season (221), hits (312) and RBI's (182). The Lady Demons opened at home against
Southern Mississippi, playing for the first time at their new field on campus.
The Lady Demon pitching staff is possibly the strongest in school history. Anchored by all-time
wins leader Kellie Shotwell, the mound corps received a boost from front liner freshman Lori Hurlburt,
whom McCalister says "has the capability of winning big for us." Another first year player, southpaw
Jemi LaHaye, is a great competitor. She'll see a lot of playing time and just needs to develop
Amy Thibault, who won 1 1 games last year and led NSU in winning percentage, is slated for
centerfield duty in 1989 but can fill the role of a bull pen stopper for the Demons.
The outfield worries McCalister more than any of the other positions. "Right now, we've got
Travia Steward in left, Amy in center and Ladine Thomas in right field. Travia is our fastest player and
Amy needs to take more command out in center. Junior Jill Jenkins fills the role of utility woman and
will see plenty of action as both a catcher and a spare outfielder."
Cold weather practice. The Lady Demons
take batting practice inside of Prather Coli-
seum in preparation of the warmer months
of the 1989 softball season. Weather play-
ed havoc in the early weeks of the Lady
Crown Four SLC Champions
Lady Demons Finish Second
Northwestern State's Lady Demon tennis squad finished second in the Southland
Conference with 40 points behind Southwest Texas University's 50 points. Northeast
Louisiana finished third with 27 points, while North Texas State took fourth with 25,
and Sam Houston State finished fifth with a point total of 1 1.
NSU crowned four champions after the finals of the conference tournament, held at
Northwestern State. In singles, Barbara Tons took care of Melissa Martin of Southwest
Texas 6-2, 6-2 at number two, and Jane Paterson defeated Holley Pugsley of North
Texas State 6-2, 7-5 at number five. The Lady Demons also won two doubles crowns,
winning the number one and two titles. Tons teamed with Shayne Fitzwilliam for a 6-
2, 6-2 win over the North Texas doubles team at number one for their third consecutive
title, while Paterson and Karen Patel handed the number two team from Southwest
Texas a 6-4, 7-5 loss.
Fitzwilliam ended the season with a 15-5 record. Tons, with her second gold medal
in three years, finished the 1988 campaign at 16-5. Patel was 16-6 in her first year, as
was Stephanie Cloutier. Paterson ended with a 16-5 mark and Sara Jones was 14-8.
The doubles team of Patel/Paterson had the season's best record, losing only once
in 18 matches. Tons and Fitzwilliam were 14-5, and Cloutier/Jones finished at 13-6.
The Lady Demons finished with a 12-5 overall mark, after winning their first five
matches of the season. The Lady Demons return five starters to the 1989 season losing
only Stephanie Cloutier to graduation from Northwestern.
Shayne Fitzwilliam re-
turns a serve for the Lady
Sara Jones comes with a
backhand for the Lady De
Northwestern hosts Southland
Northwestern S tate track coach Leon Johnson is not one who gives credit where it is not due, which
helps explain why he was not passing out many plaudits following the Demon and Lady Demon efforts
at the Southland Conference track and field championships last April.
The men wound up in fourth place, a full 25 points behind third place Texas Arlington. Northeast
Louisiana took home its second outdoor championship in as many years, finishing ahead of Southwest
"I was disappointed with our men," Johnson said afterwards. "All of our planning had gone into
peaking at the conference meet, and individually we did not have many great performances."
NSU did record three first place efforts. Al Edwards sped to a 10.47 victory in the 100 meter dash,
Brian Brown captured the high jump, and the Demon 400 meter relay team whipped around the oval in
One trackster that Johnson was happy with was 400 meter man Charles Wood. "If I had to pick
out one performance that went beyond our expectations, then it was Charles' performance in the open
400 and in the mile relay." Wood, just a freshman, took sixth in the 400 and ran a leg on the Demon mile
relay squad mat finished second. He qualified for the junior nationals in the 400 meter dash.
NSU lost valuable points after Jamie Horn, the odds on favorite to win the 1 10 meter hurdles, was
disqualified for false starting. Llewellyn S tarks, an Olympic Trials and NCAA qualifier in the long jump,
scratched from that event after pulling a hamstring in the preliminaries of the 100 meter dash.
Other Demons turning in commendable performances included Ronald Wilkins in the half mile
(1:51.55), Eric Lee, who finished a surprising second in the 1 1 hurdles, Lawrence Chatman, third place
in the 400 meter dash (47. 14), and Edgar Cooper, who placed in both the 100 (10.63, fifth) and 200 meter
dash (21.05, fourth).
Paul Oenbrink wound up third in the discus, an event ruined by Friday rains. Brent Brown took
fifth in the javelin (197-4) and Leon Carr's 52'-9 1/4" effort in the shot put was also a fifth place finish.
For the NSU women, no first place finishes were recorded, though Peggy Lewis qualified for the
Junior Nationals in the shot put after finishing second (45-4 1/4) in that event. Northeast Louisiana also
won the women's division, followed by Southwest Texas, Stephen F. Austin and Texas-Arlington.
Senior Ronald Wilkins sprints on the final
stretch of the half mile run. Wilkins placed second in the
Southland conference stars explode from the
blocks and clear the first hurdle in the 110 meter hurdles.
Sprinter Tommy Thomas lakes-off from the
starting blocks in a 400 meter run.
Junior Brent Brown, hurls the javelin for the
Demons at the Southland Conference Championships
held at NSU.
1988 NSU Track team, front row, Mary Madison, Kate Christmas, Yetta James, Jennifer Hillman,
Denise Miller. Second row, Lawrence Chatman, Mark Spikes, Randy Hillard, Richard Whitaker,
Ronald Wilkins, Kevin Lewis, Floyd Turner. Third row, Al Edwards, Ron West, Ricky Carroll,
Duane Patin, Mark Troxler, Ryan Hebert, Glyn Vercher, Ken DeWitt, Charles Woods, Chester
\Davis. Fourth row, Joe English, Brian Brown, Keith A rmond, Paul Oenbrink, Brent Bro wn, Eric
\Lee, Kevin Nugent, Adam Pierre. Fifth row, Edgar Cooper, Tommy Thomas, Llewellyn Starks,
Uarvin Piper, Leon Carr, Jamie Horn, Jerome Sampson.
Small group of Lady Demons gives
a great effort for Northwestern
The 1988 Lady Demons track season was not a glamorous one. It was, however, an improving one
as the Lady Demons captured five spots on the Louisiana Sports Writer's All-State Team.
The Ladies had a difficult task competing on the team level in the Southland Conference due to being
few in number. The woman's track program is not funded like some some of the other athletic programs
at the university and suffers because of it.
The women's track team of Northwestern is represented by only 1 3 girls. These dedicated girls work
hard an<i are improving. Coach Leon Johnson said, "They made tremendous progress since the start of
the season, and most of them are out there because they love it and want to represent Northwestern in a
Peggy Lewis, the Southland Conference indoor shot put champion, took first with a toss of 43'-
3 1/2". Lewis, a freshman, took fourth place as well in that meet in the discus throw. Junior Sonja Dale,
placed second in the Southland Conference Indoor Meet with a jump of five feet, four inches in the high
jump. Also placing in that meet was Lockey Whitaker, placing second in the javelin event.
In the running events, Vicki Robarge placed fourth in the 3,000 meter run (11 :52.6 ), two places
ahead of Kate Christmas (12:37.0). Jo Ann Bridgewater finished third in the 100 meter dash with a time
of 1 3 .99 and both of the medley relay teams placed as the sprint ended up fourth (1:57.12) and the distance
wound up third (14:20.59).
Yetta Jarpes made two appearances on the women's All-State team. James had the fourth best time
in the 100 meter hurdles and second in the heptathlon event.
High jumper Sonja Dale and javelin thrower Lockey Whitaker were also recognized by the LS WA
as well as Peggy Lewis. Lewis wound up with the best outdoor distance in the state after her heave of
45 feet, 4 1/4 inches.
Freshman Peggy Lewis
slings the discus for the Lady
Demons. Lewis' best event,
the shotput, placed her on the
Yetta James, heptathlon
star, goes at the long jump.
James holds the school record
in the long jump with a dis-
tance of 1 83 1 14" .
Lady Demons track 165
Northwestern Track produces
Two All- Americas; 7 All-State
Although the Demons of Northwestern did not fair as well in the Southland Championships as they
hoped, the Demons did have several individuals that definitely made NSU proud.
Topping the list of athletes were All-Americas, Llewellyn Starks and Brian Brown. Brown, a junior,
high jumped his way to third place in the NCAA Indoor Championships while Starks grabbed a third place
in the NCAA outdoor competition with his long jump. Starks established a new school record, of 26
feet, 7 3/4 inches.
Both of these stars qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials held in Indianapolis last summer. Brown
finished tenth in his bid for the team, breaking another school record with a jump of 7 feet, 5 inches. Starks
took twelfth in the meet consisting of the country's best athletes.
The Demons also took several honors at the state level. Seven individual men and two male relay
teams were named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Track and Field Team.
Speedy Al Edwards, whose 1 0.39 effort in the 1 00 meter dash was the third best in the state last year,
made the team in that event and as part of NSU 's 400 meter relay team. Other quarter mile relay members
include Kenneth DeWitt, Edgar Cooper and Chester Davis.
NSU's mile relay foursome, composed of Tommy Thomas, Lawrence Chatman, Ronald Wilkins,
and Charles Woods had the fifth fastest time in the state this year after a 3:09.75 clocking to gain all-state
Freshman Gerard Semien was named to the team in the 10,000 meter run and junior Jamie Horn,
who came close to qualifying for the NCAA's in the 1 10 meter hurdles, earned a spot on the team with
his 13.88 time in that event.
All- Americas Llewellyn Starks and Brian Brown were shoo-ins for the squad in the long jump and
high jump events, respectively while Paul Oenbrink claimed honors in the discus event. Oenbrink broke
his own school record on three different occasions in 1988, settling for a final mark of 176 feet, the fourth
best mark in Louisiana. Pole vaulter Richard Whitaker earned his LSWA certificate with the state's fifth
best vault of 1988.
Davis takes first in the final leg
of the 400 meter relay for the
Brown attempts to clear the
bar for NSU. Brown finished
10th in his bid for the Olympic
1 66 Track
wmmKm - "-JHBB
clears a vault for Northwestern at
the Southland Conference cham-
Speed Demon A I Ed-
wards pulls into first in the 100
meter dash with an outstanding
Frustration. Sandi Sherrill shows
her frustration of the season.
The Block. Kirsten Gernhauser
jumps to block a spike.
Spike it. Tanya Champagne gets
up to try a spike.
I Got It! Jill Jenkins returns the
ball against Nicholls State.
1988 Lady Demon Volleyball
University of New Orleans
University of New Orleans
Stephen F. Austin
North Texas State
Volleyball'88 : Lady Demons Finish
with 11-19 Record
The Lady Demons of Northwestern finished their 1988 volleyball schedule with a 11-19
record. The Lady Demons traveled the entire South playing in tournaments in Louisiana, Texas,
Twenty-one of the thirty games the Lady Demons played were on the road, at colleges as far
east as Starkville, Mississippi, to as far west as San Antonio.
Northwestern participated in the LSU Invitational Tournament at Baton Rouge, Picadilly and
TraveLodge Invitational at New Orleans, and the Mississippi State University Tournament at
The Lady Demons of Northwestern did not fair well in the Southland Conference. The 11-
19 Lady Demons wound down the 1988 schedule for volleyball in November with a 4-5 record
on their home court but still finished last in the Southland Conference.
In the Southland Conference Tournament held at Huntsville, Texas, the Lady Demons lost
in the first round to a tough University of Texas at Arlington team. The Lady Demons return
to volleyball action for the 1989 schedule at Northwestern next September.
Basketball f 89:
Demons Overcome All
Odds for Northwestern
"Third time is the charm." Northwestern State's basketball team can recite that phrase after
1988-89 is all said and done with, and first year coach Dan Bell is the one leading NSU to its third
straight winning season.
After back-to-back winning efforts in 1986-87 and 1987-88, the Demons found the going a lot
tougher this time. A killer schedule attempted to delay victories at the start of the season while Bell
whipped his troops into shape for the Southland conference campaign which kicked off January 14.
"By the time conference play rolls around, I think we could be in decent shape," said Bell after some
early practice sessions with his new team.
Until then, Bell and Company faced the likes of Kentucky, Houston, Texas, Ole Miss, Marshall
University, Drake, and Southern University-all on the road.
What most folks did not realize is that Northwestern could play-even with the big boys, playing
Texas to the wire and upsetting Kentucky.
Head coach Bell was hired on at Northwestern in August of 1988. Since that day, Bell has been
like a "Pinball Wizard," bouncing from here to there to shape his staff and a Demon team that features
three returning starters from last year's 16-12 edition.
Those starters who returned for the 1988-89 season of hoop at Northwestern were forward Terrence
"Bo" Rayford, point guard Pcrnell Smith, and defensive ace Patrick Wesley. The three returning
starters provided the needed leadership to lead the Demons of the Court through another successful
season at NSU.
Gorilla Dunk. Pernell
Smith gets the jam on
a Demon fast break.
Dig Bo. Terrence Ray
ford goes up and lakes j
the ball for NSU.
Lay it up. Mike Thorn
ton goes for the lay up.
grnell Smith, honorable
ention all-SLC, manages
e floor for the Demons.
:e. Patrick Wesley sends
jumper up and in for NSU.
frive it in. Terrence Rayford
ets the ball in the paint and
rives it to the basket.
Basketball f 89:
Ups and Downs
for the Demons
The Demons of Northwestern took the court for the 1988-89 year returning three of five starters.
Two prime timers highlighted the Demon line up. Powerful forward Terrence "Bo" Rayford brings
bulk underneath the basket after gaining second team all-SLC status last year with a points per game
average of 12.3 and team high rebound figure of 7.0. Big Bo proved to be the most dangerous
Demon from the free throw line after knocking 76.5% of his freebies, and that kind of production
was an aid for the Demons of present.
Joining Rayford as an all-conference pick last year was point guard Pernell Smith. Steady and
very unflashy, "Sweet P" was just a shade under the double digit barrier (9.6) and passed off for 115
assists, an average of 4.1 a game.
Defensive ace Patrick Wesley, back for his fourth year tour of duty, found the offense that left his
repertoire in 1987-88. Capable of shutting down any opponent's top scorer, Wesley has averaged as
many as seven points per outing.
Point guard Roman Banks, a starter during the first half of last year's campaign, is back for year
number two, while three-year letter winner Freeman Williams brings his experience to the Demon
Also returning for the Demons are De Wayne Watkins, Darren Melancon, and Alex Glasco. Larry
Nelson, the year's only recruit, may very well be the team's best athlete, while Watkins, Melancon,
and Glasco provided leadership and strength under the basket.
Demons Prove to be
a Southland Threat
A day after Coach Dan Bell left the Demons to practice on their own, the Demons staged a rally and
held on for an 82-81 win over Southwest Texas State. The first round Southland Conference
Postseason Tournament game was held March 4th at Prather Coliseum.
Northwestern, then 13-15, advanced to the tournament semifinals against host North Texas, the
regular season champion. Southwest Texas ended its season at 12-15, including three losses to
Southwest Texas set the pace and opened a 21-10 lead and weathered a Northwestern rally to a 35-35
tic. At half time Southwest Texas led 49-42, taking advantage of the 38.9 percent shooting of
The Bobcats led 68-61 with 7:15 left before Pernell Smith sparked an 18-6 run by the Demons.
Smith's three pointer gave Northwestern a 73-72 lead with 4:12 remaining and Southwest Texas never
"We slopped around for most of the night and somehow managed to win anyway," said Bell, whose
team had lost four of their last five games. "We did play pretty tough when the game was on the line.
They played together for a change."
That, said Smith, was by Bell's design.
"He left us alone yesterday and made us practice on our own. He wanted somebody to step up and
do something," said Smith.
"I wanted somebody other than me to set the tone," said Bell. "When the game was on the line,
our guys were out there talking to each other and we were pulling together instead of falling apart."
I'ernell Smith takes
down a rebound for North
Up and around. Trevor
Smith weaves his way
through two defenders
and finds the basket.
Slip around. Lazar
Hearn tries to go a-
round a defender.
Count it. Junior Tee Holden
tosses a jumper up for the
Going inside. All-America
candidate, Linda Grayson,
take the ball in the paint
and to the basket.
Lay it in. Freshman Tammy
Blankenship takes a pass
for a Lady Demon lay-up.
Basketball f 89:
Lady Demons Take
it to the Hoop
Five returning starters. A legitimate all-America candidate. A well stocked and experienced bench.
All of the above have Lady Demon coach James Smith smiling.
No doubt about it, the Lady Demons of Northwestern had every reason to have a better team than
last year's 16-12 edition. But whether or not the Lady Demons compile a better record still remained to
"We had a good schedule last year," Smith says of the 1987-88 slate. This year, we have an
unbelievably tough schedule."
That was an understatement, with games against the likes of Cal State Fullerton, Texas A&M,
Southern Mississippi, Stephen F. Austin, Northeast Louisiana, and the University of Missouri on tap
for the 1988-89 season.
But Smith discovered with Linda Grayson on board, any schedule is salvageable. You want scoring,
Grayson will give it to you in more bunches than bananas, as in 17.8 per game. If rebounds are your
fancy, try 13.5 of them on for size.
Soon to be the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in NSU Lady Demon hoop history, Grayson is
the horse of NSU's merry-go-round. Hop on and enjoy the ride. Except this year, she had plenty of
help among her fellow saddle-swayers.
If Grayson is the horse, then ask Michelle to pass the carrots and sugar, please. Pass is what the
5-5 senior dynamo did a great deal of last year, to the tune of 8.2 assists a game.
This is why Coach James Smith, as well as many Lady Demon fans, are smiling.
Womens Basketball Yll
Basketball f 89:
Ladies of NSU Storm
the National Ranks
For the first time since the 1985-86 season, Northwestern State's Lady Demons received some
national Top 20 recognition.
Even after their 81-74 loss to Stephen F. Austin, ranked 17th in the nation at the time,
Northwestern was listed in the Philadelphia Enquirer/Associated Press Top Twenty as "others
"That's been a team goal since the beginning of the season," declared Lady Demon coach James
Smith. "We've taken it one step at a time, and that's just another step we wanted to take."
"That also put us in a position to keep winning," Smith added. "Hopefully we'll be able to break
into the rankings."
"It's a tremendous feather in the hat," added Smith. "The Southland Conference champion has no
automatic berth in the NCAA tournament, but our showing (the SLC) in the polls should be a
strong factor to give the Southland Conference its automatic bid back."
The last time a Lady Demon basketball team was mentioned was in the 1985-86 season, when
Northwestern finished with a 25-7 record, tying for a Gulf Star Conference championship, and taking
second place in the Women's National Invitational Tournament.
Associate head coach Mona Martin adds, "I'm proud for the girls. I look at the Top 20 and see a
team in there that lost to teams we beat. It puts some pressure on us, because now we feel we have
Quick pass. Andrea
Carter dumps the ball
off for a Demon assist.
Shoot for two. Sonya
Cox goes up for an in-
side shot for NSU.
Take it . Linda Gray-
son decides whether to
shoot over a defender.
178 Women 's Basketball
Leisure Activities see Growth and Renovation,
Establish a Tradition at Northwestern
Involvement in Leisure Activities at
Northwestern State University is fast becom-
ing a tradition as the efforts of a few individu-
als and a great number of student workers have
provided the impetus in meeting the varied
need of the student body. Alexander Astin,
noted author in the field of Student Develop-
ment in High Education, cites a number of
studies showing that student involvement in
extracurricular activities leads to a bonding
effect with the University. Enhancing aca-
demic achievement as well as aiding in the
total developmentofawell-adjustedstable and
happy studentare outgrowths of participation.
Housed in the Intramural and Recreation
Building , erected in 1939, the Leisure Activi-
ties program is now in its second year of phe-
nomenal growth with over 20,000 individual
participations as student, faculty and staff de-
voted time to enjoy Leisure Activities program.
With limited funds and the dedication of many
workers, the fifty year old structure is completing
its first facelift in many years. The Intramural
Gym floor was repainted and refinished, the Lei-
sure Activities offices were painted and redeco-
rated as were all the offices on the first floor. The
Game Room, opened in January 1988, housing
pool tables, fooseball, air hockey, ping pong and
video games provides a haven for students on a
daily basis. The student lounge is a new addition
to the facilities housing 6 card tables, 24 folding
chairs and a stereo system. The transformation of
the old Pit area displays an air conditioned, mir-
rored student work room. With a multitude of free
weights and universal equipment and exercise
bikes, this welcome addition has been enjoyed by
Forty-two sailboats, pedal boats, windsur-
fers and many canoes highlight the Leisure Ac-
tivities Marina located on Chaplin Lake which
provide many hours of peaceful relaxation from
March to September. Late Spring and Summer
found the Leisure Activities Office providing
shuttle service to Sibley Lake for supervised
water skiing and sun bathing.
1 SO Leisure Activities
Flag Football. In the early fall, lei-
sure activities sponsored a Co-Rec
flag football tournament for both
male and female students ofNSU.
Rainy Day Fun. The Intramural
game room offers students an alter-
native for fun on rainy days or any
Three on three. The Schick Super
Hoop Intramurals Basketball Tourn-
ament held at Northwestern was a
NSU's best. Northwestern sent an
intramural team to represent NSU
at Lake Charles in volleyball.
Serve it up . Beach day offered NSU
students a keg full of fun.
Canoe races. Boat races were apart
of the action of Beach Day at North-
Paddlemonium. Paddle boats provide
a unique way to relax or have fun.
Sack full of fun. The Half-Nighter at
NSU was fun for everyone, including
such events as the sack race.
182 Leisure Activities
Leisure Activities Involves all Students.
[ntramurals Offers Students of Northwestern a
ihance to Prove that Fighting Spirit.
The Leisure Activities program sponsor-
ing a mixture of competitive intramural activi-
ties and special events established a second
consecutive year of record participation. The
first money sport of the fall semester was swim-
ming, held at the Recreation Complex where 10
teams in 8 events. New Intramural Swim Meet
records were set in 1 3 of the 16 events held. The
winners included Kappa Sigma in the men's
Greek league and the Tri Sigmas in the women's
Flag Football, the first major sport of the
year, saw 28 teams competing in 87 games with
a record 1,754 participation. All campus and
league winners in the Flag Football were The
Nature Boys, in the men's dorm open league,
Nuthin Fancy and in the women's league, the
Hoopcrettes. The Greek and all campus winner
was Kappa Alpha. KA also represented NSU in
the State Flag Football Tournament held in the
Lake Charles in November. The third money
sport of the fall semester was Team Tennis,
showing a 400% increase in participation over
the previous year. League winners included Tri
Sigma in the sorority league, Tappa Kegga Lite
in the women's open league and Sabine 3rd in
the women's dorm league. In the men's compe-
tition, Kappa Sigma won the Greek league, and
the Blue Boys were winners in the dorm league.
Over 500 students, faculty and staff com-
peted on a record high 36 Intramural Volleyball
Teams. Volleyball winners included the Dia-
mond Demons in the dorm league, Kappa
Sigma in the Greek league, and Hooperettes
were the women's league champions. The
open league and all campus champion was
The lastmoney sportof the fall semester
was Team Bowling where 75 participants
bowled 300 games. Team Bowling winners
included TKE in the Greek league, Diamond
Demons in the open league, Sabine in
women's dorm league and Sigma Kappa in
the sorority league. The Leisure Activities
Department saw record participation in all
Leisure Money Sports during the Fall Semes-
Leisure Activities offers students of
Northwestern various means for fun.
For the daring, sailboating.
A more known form of leisure activities
is intramural basketball such as the
Schick Super Hoop Intramural Tourn-
ament held in the fall.
Football. For those who like the pig-
skin, NSU offers men and women's
intramural flag football.
Leisure Activities' Half Niter a Big Success
Stuff it in. The NSU Half Nig hter
held unique events such as a food
eating contest, as this NSU student
Boat for afloat. The Leisure Act-
ivities decorated the school ski
boat for the Homecoming parade
in order to make students more
aware of the many opportunities
for fun Northwestern has to offer.
186 Leisure Activities
Over the top. The first ever Half
Nighter at Northwestern gave
students an opportunity to enter
several events of competition
and, "show their stuff".
Food. The Leisure Activities'
Half Nighter not only had fun
and competition, but refresh-
ments and cash prizes.
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Scholars' College opens new home . . .
The Louisiana Scholars' College
began its second year of existence in
its new home, Russell Hall.
"The Business Department has
a home, the Education Department
and Nursing Department have a
home. So we wanted Scholars' Col-
lege to have a home,"said Dr. Robert
Located on the hill across from
the three columns, Russell Hall
contains a weal th of history at North-
western. Constructed in 1936,
Russell Hall was built to serve as
Normal State College's library. The
State Board approved $150 thou-
sand for the library.
Constructed during President
Fredericks' tenure, the library's name
became a topic of debate. President
Fredericks wished to name the build-
ing after his friend and mentor,
Superintendent T.H. Harris. How-
ever, Louisiana Governor Richard
Leche wanted the library named af-
ter himself. Attending the 1937
graduation ceremonies and building
dedication, the governor proudly
conferred degrees and certificates
on 250 Normal graduates from the
steps of the Richard Leche Library.
However, Governor Leche was
soon indicted, convicted and sent to
prison. Because state law was
changed so that no person in prison
can have a building or object named
after themselves, Leche Library was
then named after Scharlie E.Russell,
a librarian at the university.
In 1957 under the term of
President Kyser, the library, now
known as Russell Hall, underwent
expansion and renovations. The ex-
pansion was only a portion of Kyser 's
physical plant improvements to keep
abreast of the increasing enrollment
and demands. The building served
as a library until the early 70's when
Watson Memorial Library was con-
structed, and all books and publica-
tions were moved from Russell Hall.
I n the late 70 'sand early 80 's, Russell
Hall underwent another renovation
during President Bienvenu's tenure.
Since serving as a library,
Russell Hall has housed a variety of
classrooms and activities including
KNWD radio station, NSU Enter-
tainers and the industrial technology
program. Russell was also used as
At the end of the spring 1988
term, the decision to make Russell
Hall the Scholars' College home was
made and work readying the build-
ing began. University employees
removed stored items from thebuild-
ing and began "cleaning house."
Working under a tight budget,
according to Scholars' College Di-
rector Grady Ballenger, the building
was given an internal facelift with
only necessary repairs being made.
"We stretched the American
dollar as far as a bucket of paint
would go," said Kim Johnson, Schol-
ars' College administrative assistant.
Only university employees and
materials were used to repair Russell
Hall. This was done to keep spend-
ing at a minimum. Work was also
limited to the first and second floor,
which Scholars' College occupies.
Johnson said plans are being
made to furnish the building with
original pieces. "We are looking for
the old, wooden furniture that was
originally in Russell Hall,"said
Russell Hall now houses all of
the Scholars' College facilities in-
cluding faculty offices, classrooms,
computer and reading room and
Scholars' College students use lite
computer lab located in Russell Hall.
190 Russell Hall
One facet of the Scholars' College is its providing a living and
learning environment for its students. This includes professors
meeting with students outside of the classroom, Scholars' College
Director Grady Ballenger andLSC Student Life Enrichment Com-
mittee member Andrea Thomas discuss the committee's plans to
provide extra-curricular activities for the students.
The newly renovated Russell Hall
is now home of Scholars College.
Russell Hall 191
Design USA highlights Northwestern's
Department of Art
The Northwestern State
University's Department of Art was
invited to participate in a major
cultural exhibition entitled Design
(/S/4, produced by the U.S. Informa-
tion Agency, for a 19 month, nine
city tour of the Soviet Union.
Originally Design USA was
to feature works of industrial de-
sign, commercial design, and ad-
vertising design. Works from
MGN4 and the Coca-Cola Com-
pany as well as from Hollywood
presentations would be displayed.
The State Department and the U.S.
Information Agency decided to add
to the exhibition works done by fif-
teen university art departments
through out the United States.
"The Soviet people today
are seeing in their society the first
signs of a new openness to eco-
nomic change and a greater democ-
ratization of political institutions,"
said U.S. Information Agency proj-
ect assistant Sarah Klaus.
She added,"The exhibition
This stained glass window was
done by Brenda Luker, a graduate stu-
dent. The window was on display in the
"Truncated not Pointless", a
sculpture done by Professor Rivers C.
Murphy, is made of welded steel.
is being carefully planned to appeal
to a wide social spectrum, appealing
both to those who are are profes-
sionally involved in design as well
as to workers and students who are
eager for more information about
America. The atmosphere of this
multi-media exhibition, enlivened
by sound and moving images, three
dimensional models, and one-on-
one human interaction, will be en-
gaging and participatory."
The NSU Art Department's
contribution to the traveling exhibi-
tion included commercial - quality
printed materials designed espe-
cially for the tour of the Soviet
Union by undergraduates and
graduate students enrolled in the
university's advertising design,
taught by assistant professor of art
Michael T. Yankowski.
The portfolio that North-
western displayed throughout the
nineteen month run of the exhibit
also included general information
about NSU's academic programs in
studio art and art education.
Northwestern's award win-
ning full color student recruitment
poster and view book were dis-
played. Brochures and course cata-
logs have also been included in the
Rivers C. Murphy, profes-
sor and chairman of the Department
of Art at Northwestern, said that
students assembled nine portfolios
of information on the university's
curriculum in advertising design.
Each portfolio will be placed, on
completion of the exhibit, in the
host city's library.
"It is an easy way to get
international publicity for our Art
Department," said Professor
Design USA is the second
major cultural exchange exhibition
to be produced by the U.S . Informa-
tion Agency for showings in the
Soviet Union under the terms of the
agreement signed at the 1985 Ge-
192 Department of Art
Rivers Murphy, professor and
chairman of the Department of Art,
works on the Northwestern portfolio for
This oil painting by graduate
student Marsha Urban is one of many
paintings she has on display in her stu-
dio located in the Fine Arts Building.
Department of Art 193
= Students honored at the 27th Annual Academic
Honors B an q uet
More than 1 80 students who
earned at least a 3.2 cumulative
grade-point average received spe-
cial recognition March 9, 1988 at
Northwestern State University 's 27th
annual Academic Honors Banquet.
The keynote speaker for the
honors program was Northwestern
graduate Dr. Sandra McCalla, prin-
cipal of Captain Shreve High School
in Shreveport. She was nationally
recognized as an outstanding princi-
pal in 1985. She is now head of the
Department of Education at North-
NSU's Academic Honors
Banquet, which presented awards in
43 different categories, is sponsored
by Phi Kappa Phi academic honor
society, Alpha Lambda Delta, S igma
ThetaTau, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta,
and Phi Eta Sigma.
The Outstanding Student
Award for the Louisiana Scholars'
College, was the newest award pre-
sented at the banquet. The award
recognized the top students in the
inaugural class of the Louisiana
Scholars' College. The award was
presented to N. Elizabeth Bonnette
of Winnfield, John Castille of
Lawtell, Ken Gardner of Opelousas,
Michelle Gremillion of New Orleans,
Travis Jordan of Bossier City, Chris-
topher Lund of Harvey, Cynthia
Larey of Heflin, John Parker of Lake
Arthur, Richard Schaffer of Hous-
ton, Timothy Scott Simmons of
Pineville, Laura Thorn of Natchito-
ches, Mark Troxler of Thibodaux,
Jennifer Walsh of BatonRouge, Julie
Wingard of New Orleans, and David
Neal Wyatt of Haynesville.
Other major awards given at
the banquet were Phi Kappa Phi's
Eugene P. Watson Memorial Award,
a $ 1 ,000 award, to Laura Mae Pow-
ell-Strahan from Marthaville, a first
semester senior with a 3.704 overall
The Eugene P. Watson
Memorial Library Science Award
was given to Louise Richey , a senior
elementary teaching major from Otis.
She also received the Elementary
Education Outstanding Senior
Award and the Beta Kappa chapter
of Delta Kappa Gamma's Senior
Virginia A. Stuchlik, a jun-
ior early education major from
194 Honors Banquet
Mrs. Alost, Dr. A lost, Dr. Mc-
Calla, and Dean Edward Graham enjoy
their meal at the Honors Banquet.
Tom Whitehead presents Dr.
Sandra McCalla with Cane River Coun-
try, a book about the history of Natchito-
ches published by the NSU press.
Seville was awarded the Catherine
•Vinters Memorial Scholarship spon-
4 ;ored by the Epsilon chapter of Delta
Cappa Gamma and the Beta Kappa
hapter of Delta Kappa Gamma's
unior Scholarship Award in Educa-
In the field of nursing, Pat-
ick LeBlanc, a senior from Lake
Charles, received the Baccalaureate
Degree Senior Nursing Award. The
Associate Degree Nursing Award
went to Janice Rainey of Shreveport.
Carole Lynn Smith, a senior
pre-professional psychology major
from Baton Rouge, received the Psi
Chi Award, which was sponsored by
NSU's chapter of the national honor
society for psychology.
Thomas David Elkins of
Natchitoches, a senior social sci-
ences major, was awarded the Social
Sciences Education Award.
JoEdna O'Quinn, a senior
industrial technology major from
Colfax, was honored with the Wil-
lamette Industries Award.
The IEEE Award went to
Hok Chung Luk, a senior electronics
engineering technology major from
Latisha Fair received the Phi
Alpha Theta Undergraduate Award,
DaynaLee receivedthe Phi Alpha Theta
Graduate History Award, Randall
Pleasant was presented the Social Sci-
ences Senior Award, and Juan Ramon
Rivera was presented the Sociology and
Social Work Award.
Steve Horton presents Kim
Antee with a Phi Kappa Phi certificate.
Donna McPhearson, a sen-
ior vocational home economics edu-
cation major from Marthaville, re-
ceived the Ruby S. Dunckleman
Award. Laura Chandler from
Winnfield, an early childhood edu-
cation graduate, received the Esther
Cooley Award. The Home Eco-
nomics Senior went to Patricia
SanMiguel Bogus, a graduate stu-
dent from Coushatta. The Minnie
Lee Odom Freshman Scholarship
Award went to freshman Angela
Chesson from Lake Charles.
Kimberly Antee, a business
administration senior from Engle-
wood, California, received the Wall
Street Journal Award. The National
Collegiate Association for Secretar-
ies Baccalaureate Degree Award
went to Jill Rachal from Natchito-
ches. Paula Delatin, a senior from
Belmont, was honored with the Na-
tional Business Education Award.
The Louisiana Society of Certified
Public Accountants Award went to
Sharon Knarr, a senior accounting
major from Anacoco.
Honors Banquet 195
nternational O tudent .L/ xchange X rogram
Imagine studying at a uni-
versity overseas for the same price
as Northwestern. Or imagine
earning credit while painting the
landscape of Wales. Sound impos-
sible? Not through the International
Student Exchange Program and the
Northwestern Study Abroad.
Northwestern offers two
study abroad programs; ISEP, Inter-
national Student Exchange Pro-
gram, and the Study Abroad Pro-
gram. These two programs allow
students the chance to study in the
Orient, Europe, Africa, South
America, or Canada.
ISEP focuses on individu-
als being exchanged to universities
in foreign countries. Students being
exchanged are allowed to study at
one of the host universities. ISEP
not only offers students the chance
to study in English but also to im-
prove their foreign language skills
at one of many universities around
One of the best assets of the
ISEP program is that the ISEP stu-
dent pays the cost of tuition, fees,
and room and board at Northwest-
ern. Once paid this creates a 'place'
for a non-U. S. student. In turn, each
participating foreign student makes
the same arrangements at his home
institution to create a 'place' for the
Each ISEP participant reg-
isters as a regular student at a host
institution, takes the same courses,
have the same assignments and
participates in the same activities as
local students at the host institute.
Todd Keenan, a native of
Natchitoches who spent a year in
Scotland, said,"You experience all
the nuances and ways of an entire
culture, there really is no way to
summarize such an experience." He
studied in a Scottish university for
two semesters, then spent a summer
One of the many cathedrals
that are located throughout the British
Isles. Todd Keenan took this photo-
graph while in Scotland.
Todd Keenan captured the
beauty of the Scottish Highlands in this
John Rees captured Val-
leta, the Capital of Malta, in this i
Brian Atkinson, an
ISEP student, captured this child
being pulled in on a sled in Can-
traveling Europe by train. He
claimed that it was an experience he
would not soon trade.
John Rees, also a native of
Natchitoches, spent four months
studying in Malta, a small island in
the Mediterranean. Upon comple-
tion of his studies, he spent three
months touring Europe.
Although Study Abroad
sounds like ISEP, it has very little in
common with ISEP. Study Abroad
sends an entire class, under an in-
structor, to another country for a
very limited time. Once there the
students and instructor travels to a
number of learning institutions. The
primary reason Study Abroad was
started is to expand past
North western's role as a regular
Since its start in February of
1987, Study Abroad has sent two
classes to England and Wales. An
art class and an elementaty mathe-
matics education class spent time at
Oxford and the University of Wales
"I think the most successful
aspect of the trip was really the mo-
tivation it gave my Art students. It
was just incredible the amount of
paintings they did in our travels,"
said Dr. Grady Harper, director of
the Study Abroad program and &i
The returning students put
together an art show featuring all
one hundred pieces the studenis
painted while on their fourteen day
trip through England v.nd Wales.
Dr. Harper and the Study
Abroad program have planned se-
mester and year long programs for
small groups of students and facility.
Dr. Harper summed the
ISEP and Study Abroad programs as
being a "tremendous teaching tech-
Study Abroad 197
Let the Good Times Roll at the
"Ah-eee!" Mardi Gras
revelers paraded through the
streets, the strains of Cajun music
was evident everywhere and the
delicious smells of crawfish,
boudin, cracklins and the smell of
sweet dough pies filled the air.
That was the scene at the
Natchitoches / Northwestern
University Folk Festival. The
cultural extravaganza saluted Eu-
nice and other areas of Acadiana
with music, dancing, arts and
crafts and food in the university's
Prather Coliseum, July 15, 16, and
The weekend began with a
Mardi Gras parade through the
historic district of Natchitoches.
Colorfully-dressed Mardi Gras
riders on horse back, in wagons
and trucks rolled through the
A Mardi Gras dance on the
grounds of the coliseum gave visi-
tors a look at Cajun dancing and
celebration as the riders dis-
The Mamou Playboys enter-
tain at the make-shift Fred's Lounge.
mounted to have a fais-do-do.
A road version of the Lib-
erty Theatre's Cajun Music Show
featured Fred Charlie, J.C. Labbie,
and Paul Daigle and the Cajun
Gold. The massive dance floor
drew capacity crowds for each
tune during the two hour show.
"The Cajun Music Radio
Show at the Liberty Theatre in
Eunice presents the best image of
Cajun music culture," said festival
director Don Hatley, professor of
English and director of the Louisi-
ana Folklife Center at NSU.
The festival kicked off Sat-
urday with craftsmen displaying
their goods and demonstrating
their works. A selection of crafts
could be seen, from Mardi Gras
screen masks, quilting, crocheting,
basket making, accordion making,
pottery, woodwork, needle work,
and saddle making.
An assortment of music
emanated from the main stage.
Country and western, rhythm and
blues, bluegrass, Afro-Caribbean
drummers and much more were
In the east side of Prather
Coliseum , a replica of the world
famous Fred's Lounge in Mamou
featured continuous music by The
Mamou Playboys, Cankton
Cajuns, The Roy Fontenot Band,
Jean Savoy's Bayou Ramblers, and
None Jules and the Lancher Ley.
Cooks from around Acadi-
ana prepared crawfish etouffee,
boudin, jambalaya, cracklins, and
pecan pralines. The festival fea-
tured fifteen different foodbooths .
The festival held a tribute to
radio station KWKH AM-FM and
the "Louisiana Hayride" Country
music stage and radio show in
The show featured the
Hayride String Band, former
Hayride stars Bubba Talbert, and
Micki Fuhrman, champion fiddler
Tex Grimsley and the rock-a-billy
blues singer Al Ferrier.
Country music star Dolly
Parton presented the KWKH
Country Music Pioneer Award to
Ausi B. Griggs Sr., who was a
member of the Taylor Griggs
Band, one of the first band to pre-
form at the Hayride.
The festival was signed off
by Zydeco accordionist, John De-
lafose who played a two hour fais-
do-do. On the dance floor was a
bus load of Zydeco dancers from
the Zydeco Festival in Plaisance,
Good food, good music,
and plenty of dancing; that's how
the Natchitoches / Northwestern
State University Folk Festival "let
the good times roll!"
198 Folk Festival
Tee-Mamou Mardi Gras rid-
ers find time to talk during the "Bon
Temps Rouler" Cajun Music Radio
Marc Savoy, center, a Cajun
musician exhibits his handmade accor-
Paul Daigle and the Cajun
Gold preform during the "Bon Temps
Rouler " Cajun Music Radio Show.
Folk Festival 199
There's more than just books in Watson Library
Cammie G. Henry
The Cammie G. Henry Re-
search Center, also known
as the Louisiana Room, has
become the largest archives in the
Natchitoches area. The Research
Center, located on the third floor of
Watson Library, has many large
collections of books and rare books,
photographs, maps, newspapers,
scrapbooks, documents, and letters
which have been donated to the
Center over the years.
The Center was started with a
collection by Cammie G. Henry,
former owner of the Melrose Planta-
tion. Her collection contained over
140 scrapbooks, over 1200 folders
of legal documents, land documents,
and letters, over 100 bound volumes
and numerous rare books.
The Center started with Mrs.
Henry's collection in Russell Li-
brary. The collection was very small
The most unusual piece in the
archives is a scrapbook of hair clippings
from the Henry Machen collection.
in the library, but with the move to
Watson Library in the mid 1970's,
— — ^^— ^— ^— chives be-
s i t y
all the col-
^^^^^~^ — ^~~" donated to
the Center. Mary Linn Bandaries,
the present University Archivist,
said,"Theestablishmentof the whole
archives should be credited to John
From a 1648
ment to a
plan for Shre-
Also the Cammie G.Henry Re-
search Center collects materials from
DeSoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, Rapi-
des, Caddo, Bossier, Red River, and
Winn Parishes. However, the Cen-
ter is open to donations from around
the state. The Archives does have a
collection of New Orleans' Phone
Directories from 1870 to 1974.
Another large collection at the
Research Center is the Henry L. Ma-
chen collection. The collection con-
tains letters dadng back to the 1700's.
One of the most unusual artifacts in
the collection was a scrapbook of the
Machen's children's hair clippings.
The Center has a large collec-
tion of photographs from the sur-
rounding five parish area. "A lady
came into the center and asked if
there was an old theatre in Alexan-
dria. I started looking through our
photograph collection and found a
picture of the theatre she was look-
ing for," said Bandaries.
Also located in the archives is
a large map collection. Over 2080
maps are on file ranging from city to
state to national. The maps date
back as far as the Colonial period.
The Cammie G. Henry Re-
search Center also maintains a large
inventory of Louisiana documents
ranging from annual reports from
the Secretary of State's office to the
1947 highway plans for the City of
Shreveport. The center also has a
collection of bound volumes of theses
and dissertations that students at
Northwestern have written.
The oldest document in the
archives is a 1648 legal document
200 Research Center
Helen Hornwell Tanner, a visiting re-
searcher from The Newberry Library in Chicago
looks through the Commie G. Henry scrapbook
This statue of an Indian woman was a con-
troversial issue for some time because of her lack
Rows and rows of boxes filled with docu-
ments line the shelves in the processing room of
the Cammie G. Henry Research Center.
Research Center 201
Several students use the Com
puter Lab located inside St. Denis.
Post Office employee, Lanetia
Spivey , uses one of the computers to
enter post office box numbers for Post
202 Computer Center
New changes accompany move
In January of 1988, Larry
tforrison took over the NSU Com-
puter Center, which had major
computer problems. Soon after
aking over he began to coordinate
vhat he calls "Phase One".
Phase one consisted of sev-
:ral parts. The first and most impor-
ant was the move from the fourth
loor of Kyser Hall to the centers
tew location in St. Denis. The move
ivas important for several reasons.
located on the fourth floor of Kyser
[tall, it was inconvenient for people
|vho had to climb four flights of
tairs to reach the center. It was also
nconvenient for the center to re-
ceive any shipments. The center
lso needed to expand its computer
processing power, however, the
Ixisting center in Kyser Hall had
little room for expansion. The move
I Sl Denis brought with it ample
space for expansion.
St. Denis was at first opened
as a dining hall and later was turned
into a Department of Health and
Human Resources office in 1978. In
1984 St. Denis was left empty until
the summer of 1988, when it was
completely renovated by NSU staff.
The other parts of
Morrison's "Phase One" was to hire
additional people to help keep the
center running smoothly. Accord-
ing to Morrison, NSU has hired
three new people to work for the
Computer Center. Morrison also
said that the center would increase
its hardware and software, and the
Computer Center would also up-
date the university's administrative
program, Information Associates.
"We'll be running the recent
releases of all our hardware and
software," Morrison said.
There are two separate com-
puter systems that will be combined
in to one "network". The Computer
Center does have the materials to
start work on a third computer sys-
tem. This "network" will double
the computers' power and it will
make the process of retrieving infor-
mation a lot faster and a lot easier.
The Computer Center is
also "hooked up" to the Shreveport,
Leesville, Alexandria, and Fort
Polk campuses. All campuses
can easily obtain information from
the Center. Small libraries of soft-
ware are kept at each campus.
"The Center is maintain-
ing about 125 computers around
campus," said Morrison.
Morrison said that the Com -
puter Center will begin organizing
several student computer labs
through out the campus in addition
to the student lab in the Computer
"It is our intention to place
labs where they belong," Morrison
Morrison said that the move
did not help out registration. The
lines were longer, more people reg-
istered, less people preregistered
and the hot weather caused stu-
dents waiting in long lines to be-
come impatinent. All these factors
did not help smooth the registration
Morrison said, "We are
going to improve registration."
The Computer Center's new
home is St. Denis. St. Denis is located
across from the Post Office.
Computer Center 203
Potpourri Interview Series
A candid conversation with Northwestern president. Dr. Robert Alost.
Dr. Robert Alost first came to
Northwestern as a student and later
returned as a member of the faculty.
Dr. Alost left Northwestern when he
became involved with The Louisi-
ana School for Arts and Sciences.
He returned in 1986 as president of
POTPOURRI: You worked at the
Louisiana School for several years,
what made you decide to work there?
ALOST: I was invited to attend a
Southern Regional Education Board
Meeting at Hilton Head, South Caro-
lina in 1980. We heard about a
school being planned in North Caro-
lina. And several members of the
legislature, Jimmy Long was proba-
bly the key person, said if I'd write
the proposal(for the Louisiana
School's creation) they would get
the legislation passed. So I got busy
writing the proposal and the more I
got involved the more excited I
became. When they took applicants,
I put my name in the pile. I might
also add that I worked there for four
years and I really enjoyed it.
POTPOURRI: How long have you
been at Northwestern?
ALOST: Well, I first came here as a
teacher back in 1963 and then from
1982 to '86 I was at the Louisiana
School. I have been president since
POTPOURRI: When Northwest-
ern offered you the job of president,
why did you accept it?
ALOST: I guess I was egotistical. I
knew I could turn it(Northwestern)
around. I felt like I owed this place
a lot. Northwestern has really meant
a tremendous amount to me and my
family. My wife is a graduate of
Northwestern, and my two older sons
attended and graduated from North-
western. My third son is still in high
school and I'm sure he'll come to
Northwestern was in pretty bad
shape. Most of it, I think, was that
they didn't work as hard as they
should have and maybe didn't care
as much as some of us do. The
Alumni are starting to come back to
Northwestern and we're really ex-
cited about that. We had a reunion of
people who had graduated over sixty
years ago. There were about sixty to
seventy people there, some of whom
had graduated seventy years ago.
POTPOURRI: What was one of
the first things you did as president
ALOST: Well, we had so many
financial problems that we had to
reduce the number of employees.
Then we looked at some reorganiza-
tion, really tried to get the recruiting
aspect going. We asked Georgia
Beasley to get involved in the re-
cruiting part and we put some money
into the recruiting of students and
it's paid off.
POTPOURRI: What are your
thoughts about increasing enroll-
ALOST: The freshmen class has
really taken over the place. The
quality of the students is so good. I
think mat will multiply many times
over because word of mouth is really
the best advertisement. If
they(students) are satisfied, if they
like, if they feel they're part of
something that is developing then
they'll encourage others to come.
I was very pleased with the
enrollment. I was more impressed
with the quality than the number.
Most people want to be associated
with a winner.
POTPOURRI: Why didNorthwest-
ern form Scholars' College?
ALOST: When we first started with
the Louisiana School, we had a
concept of a college aspect of it. So
we just picked up on what we had
been planing all along and pursued it
with the legislature and the Board of
Regents. There were seven propos-
als written and our proposal was
selected as the school where the
Scholars' College should be. Gover-
nor Roemer feels there should be a
consortium of two or three schools
in the state. They're looking at the
University of New Orleans, LSU-
BRandus. It's an exciting concept.
It has not been funded like it should
be. Right now all of our education is
crippled because of budget cuts.
POTPOURRI: Has any of Gover-
nor Roemer's budget cuts affected
ALOST: Yes, we've lost about two
million dollars in the last few years.
We have had five cuts in the last five
years, but at the same time we've
"I was very pleasedwith the enrollment. 1 wasmore
impressed with the quality than the number. Most
people want to be associated with a winner."
204 Dr. Alost
"I had a student call me after the State Fair game
and she said, 7 know Northwestern has no school
Monday, but what about Scholars' College?' I
said, 'Sweetheart, you are Northwestern.'"
"I felt like I owed this place a lot. Northwestern has
really meant a tremendous amount to me and my
increased enrollement by fifteen
hundred . It's already affected us
and probably will, if additional cuts
are down the road. The national
average on amount spent per student
per year is about four thousand dol-
lars. Louisiana's average is about
twenty-two hundred. We're about
twenty-three hundred dollars. So
we are just a little more than half of
what the rest of the southeastern
United States is doing.
We talked to people at the
American Association of State Col-
leges and Universities meeting in
Flagstaff, Arizona and every school
is very comparable to Northwest-
em. We have a budget of about
twenty-eight million, fourteen of it
we get from the state. A few years
ago we got sixteen million from the
state. Those schools who are just
about the same size as Northwestern
have a forty-five million dollar
budget. So what can you do? That's
POTPOURRI: Any tuition in-
creases in the future?
ALOST: No, if you talk about state
support, Louisiana is down at the
bottom. If you look at tuition, Lou-
isiana is up at the top. We're at the
top. We can't afford to raise tuition.
We get about half of our funding
from the state. It used to be almost
70%. So we're out of balance. Our
budget in '86 was about twenty-
eight million. Our self-initiated funds
went up because of the federal dol-
lars we were eligible to receive for
Pell Grants due to the increase in en-
rollment. Our total budget went
down which means our state dollars
went down. No, we don't want an
increase in tuition. We really want
the state to increase its share of fund-
POTPOURRI: Your thoughts on
Northwestern students feeling left
out because of Scholars College.
ALOST: Well, I don't understand
it We try to treat everyone the same.
I had a student call me after the State
Fair game and she said.T know
Northwestern has no school Mon-
day, but what about Scholars Col-
lege?' I said, 'Sweetheart, you are
POTPOURRI: What would you say
has been your greatest accomplish-
ALOST: Our greatest accomplish-
ment has been bringing credibility
back to Northwestern. That was not
easy to do. Maybe I shouldn't say
this but I will, the Scholars College
probably did die most to bring credi-
bility to North western. Without it
we could have done it, but it would
have taken longer. You hear people
all over the state saying, 'I can't be-
lieve Northwestern has that many
freshmen with an ACT average of
eighteen and above.' We had an
average of fourteen. When you had
an ACT average of fourteen, you've
got to do something. Students want
to be around other intelligent stu-
dents. Students that will be here four
years from now, students that have
something to hold on to, students
that feel like they have contributed
to something, students that get in-
volved, that's the kind of people
students want to be around.
I'm convinced we need to do
more for students. I want to start a
club program where we provide
sponsors for clubs. You name it. We
got bird watching, hunting, fishing,
canoeing. We need to expand that.
That's real collegiate activities. We
need to get those things started. And
as soon as we get a little money
we're going to do that. We're going
to put the money were the students
"We've lost about two million dollars in
the last few years. We have had five cuts
in the last five years. We have a budget
of about twenty -eight million, fourteen
of it we get from the state. A few years
ago we got sixteen million from the
Dr. Alost 205
Potpourri Interview Series
A candid conversation with Northwestern's Vice-President of Academic
Affairs, Dr. Edward Graham.
Vice-President of Aca-
demic Affairs Dr. Edward
Graham is a graduate of Uni-
versity of California-Berkeley
andLSU. He has been atNSU
for fourteen years. Dr. Gra-
ham was Dean of the College
of Arts and Science before be-
coming Vice-President under
POTPOURRI: With all the
changes that have occurred under
Dr. Alost's administration, would
you say it's been a team effort?
GRAHAM: Under Dr. Alost,
we've approached everything as a
team. Basically we've worked to-
gether. Take Scholars' College. Dr.
Alost wrote the proposal and a team,
including himself, set down the guide
lines. And I think people felt good
about what they had done.
POTPOURRI: Would you say
that Scholars' College was a worth-
GRAHAM: Well, yes. When
you see the discussion between the
students and their instructor, you
know it was a worthwhile effort.
We, in four years, are not going to be
able to teach you everything you
need to know. It isn't that a college
education is all facts and figures.
More important is learning how to
study and how to continue learning.
That' s more important than just facts.
Now those are the goals that we tried
to set in Scholars' College. It's
something we try to do in a regular
university, as well. But because of
the smallness and the flexibility of
Scholars' College, and because
they (students of Scholars' College)
can respond to it, gives them the
POTPOURRI: Has Scholars'
College brought more credibility to
GRAHAM: Yes, it was one facet
of a broad response we made to the
problems of the university. Percep-
tion is more important than reality,
and perception was hurting us.
Certainly Scholars' College helped
to change that perception.
POTPOURRI: What are your
thoughts about the increasing en-
GRAHAM: Well, it's great. It
has created problems we've never
had before. But they're the good
kind of problems. Obviously, park-
ing is a problem. Meeting all the
classes has become a problem. We
have to be careful that we don't
allow our success to be overcome
those problems. I think the enroll-
ment is great.
POTPOURRI: What exactly
does Vice-President of Academic
GRAHAM: Well, basically, the
Office of Academic Affairs deals
with student regulations inside the
classroom. My office is in charge of
the Computer Center. We also watch
over the different departments. We
now have the admissions depart-
ment under me and we are really
looking forward to that. If you want
to look at it this way, everything that
is not under Dr. Haley is under me.
POTPOURRI: What has been
your greatest accomplishment in this
GRAHAM: Well, that's hard to
say. I think our greatest accomplish-
ment at the university has to be the
fact that we turned Northwestern
around. I think Scholars' College
helped us do that. We've brought
prestige and creditability back to
"We've brought prestige and creditability
back to NSU."
206 Dr. Graham
"It isn't that a college education is all facts
and figures. More important is learning how to
study and how to continue learning."
"Perception is more important than reality,
and perceptionwas hurting us. Certainly Scholars'
College helped to change that perception."
A candid conversation with Northwestern' s Vice-President of University Af-
fairs, Dr. James Haley.
Dr. James Haley, who
was Superintendent of Beau-
regard Parish schools before
being appointed Vice-Presi-
dent of University Affairs in
1986, served as adjunct pro-
fessor for Northwestern ' s Fort
Polk campus. He also was a
teacher and coach for seven-
teen years in DeRidder,
Winnfield, and Baton Rouge.
POTPOURRI: Where did you
HALEY: I came here, North-
POTPOURRI: And what was
HALEY: I majored in Health and
POTPOURRI: Which degrees
did you receive at Northwestern?
HALEY: I earned my bachelors,
masters, and my doctorate here.
POTPOURRI: With all the
changes that have occurred at North-
western since the new administra-
tion came into being, would you say
it's been a team effort?
HALEY: Yes, it's just been a
team effort. We've all worked to-
gether these last few years, and we've
worked pretty hard.
POTPOURRI: Your thoughts
on Northwestern students feeling left
out because of Scholars' College.
HALEY: I haven't heard much
about it. I haven't had any students
talk to me about it. It's a facet of the
university that the president is really
interested in and interested in mak-
ing it grow. The only thing I know is
what I've read in the Current Sauce.
But no student has been talking to
me directly about it.
POTPOURRI: What does the
University Affairs Office do?
HALEY: It's hard to say exactly
what I do. I'm in charge of every-
thing that's not academics, which
includes the budget, housing, and
food service. All that is under me.
Grounds, maintenance, and person-
nel, that's under me, too. Really,
everything that is not academics,
which Dr. Graham is in charge of, is
POTPOURRI: What would you
say your greatest challenge has been?
HALEY: Probably the greatest
challenge is just trying to balance
the budget every year.
POTPOURRI: How do you
feel about state cuts in funding for
HALEY: It's been tough. It's
tough to run a university when you
make out a budget and half way
through the year it gets cut. I've been
here three years and we've had five
cuts. It's hard to plan. It's hard to
build on something when you don't
really know how much money you
are going to have at the end of the
POTPOURRI: What has been
one of your greatest accomplish-
ments since you've held this office?
HALEY: That would be hard to
say. I suppose the increase in stu-
dent enrollment is the greatest thing
that has happened to the university.
At that time admissions was under
me. In the last six months it has been
transferred to Dr. Graham and his
department. I think the increase has
done a lot to improve the image of
the university. Physical appearance
and the academics have improved
because of the increasing enrollment.
"Really, everything that is not academics,
which Dr. Graham is in charge of, is under me."
"I think the increase has done a lot to im-
prove the image of the university."
"We've all worked together..."
Dr. Haley 207
Preserving Louisiana education at...
The Center for the History
of Louisiana Education
Recognizing the fact that ev-
ery facet of life through every era of
this state's history has been influ-
enced by the education system of
Louisiana, the state legislature passed
an act to establish a center to pre-
serve Louisiana's educational heri-
tage. This center opened in 1979 and
was placed at Northwestern State
University because of its rich and ef-
fective role in education.
The Center for the History of
LouisianaEducation was staffed with
Maxine Southerland, serving as the
director of thecenter. The staff started
out in the Teacher Education Center
with just a hand full of artifacts.
After three short weeks the staff at
the Center knew they need more
space to house their rapidly growing
collection of education relics. With
Dean Robert Alost's approval, the
center moved to the oldest building
on the Northwestern campus,
The Museum grew rapidly
because of the generous donations of
educators, schools, and organizations
across the state. Soon nine rooms in
Caldwell Hall were filled with price-
We have education to
thank for where we are
less photographs, books, maps, tapes,
charts, machines and other related
artifacts that told the story of the
birth and growth of education in
"Nine rooms of artifacts, can
you imagine how much history was
in those nine rooms," said Director
of the Center Maxine Southerland.
Shortly after the move to
Caldwell Hall, the Center for the
History of Louisiana Education
acquired a one room school house,
the Nichols School, built in 1906.
The building was moved to the
Northwestern campus, restored, and
filled with relics that were typical of
that period. Several former teachers
of the school were interviewed and
much of its history was recorded.
After a 1982 fire destroyed
Caldwell Hall, the Center returned
to the Teacher Education Center.
Today, the Center displays thirty-
seven differentkinds of school desks,
a collection of McGuffey readers,
spellers and readers of all kinds,
hundreds of photographs, a collec-
tion of school bells, and a display of
science equipment all of which were
used in early schools throughout the
The Science display includes
many priceless items used to leach sci-
Just one of the thirty-seven dif-
ferent kinds of school desks that the
Center has in its possession.
A 1910 photograph of Caldwell
Hall and the entire enrollment of the
Louisiana Slate Normal School. This
photograph is one of many like it on
display in the Center.
Dr. Austin Temple, head of the
Department of Mathematics, is in charge of the
Math Proficiency Exams.
Kim Sepulvado, Yvonne Bernucho,
and Dawn Morris take the Junior Math Pro-
210 Junior Proficiency Exams
Excellence in mathematics is tested by
Math Proficiency Exam
The Junior Math Proficiency
Exam is given by every university
under the state board, the LSU sys-
tem and the Southern system. Stu-
dents are required to take the test be-
"It's statewide. It's not pecu-
liar to any one institution or any one
of the boards. It's a mandated policy
that is required by the Louisiana
Board of Regents," said Dr. Austin
Temple, head of the Department of
Mathematics and director of the math
The test is pass-fail only, and
can be taken as many times as the
student wishes. If the student fails
the test, his score is not recorded. If
the student passes the test, a letter is
sent to the registrar's office where
the test score is recorded on the
The Math Proficiency Exam
of the mate-
rial on the
test is cov-
ered in Math
ing to the
cies, the test should be taken during
a student's junior year in college.
However, Dr. Temple encourages
students to take the exam early so
that they do not forget their math
of the mate-
rial on the test
is covered in
"What I have been telling stu-
dents is to take the test as soon as
they get out of Math 105. They're
going to know more mathematics at
that time than if they wait for two
more years. Especially for people in
an area where they 're not exposed to
a lot of math," said Temple.
Dr. Temple said there is no
prerequisite to take the test, but he
does ask students to complete Math
105 before taking the test.
The exam not only helps stu-
dents but the university as well.
These tests help to improve a stu-
dents writing and math skills and it
helps the university to evaluate its
math instructors. The exam helps to
let the state know the university is
accountable for what is being taught.
"I think these exams establish
a certain amount of uniformity. I
think a kid who has a college degree
should have a certain amount of
proficiency in mathematics," said
At Northwestern scores have
shown that around 80 to 85% have
passed the Math Proficiency Exam.
According to Dr. Temple, there are
much harder exams given through
out the state. "You'll find that there
are some tests that are much more
difficult in the state and some tests
that are much easier. I would say
Northwestern ' s exam is about in the
"I've been very pleased with
the results of the Math Proficiency
Exam," said Dr. Temple.
Robert Pickett prepares to take the exam.
Junior Proficiency Exam 211
Miriam Therese Brown
Psychology May 1989
Student Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa, Argus, SAS,
Psychology Club, Psi Chi, Council of Ye Revels, Amnesty
Nursing May 1989
SGA Freshman Senator, SGA Senator at Large,Purple
Jackets, Sigma Kappa Social Chairman, Baptist Student
Union, Dean's List, Student Nurses Association president
Elementary Education May 1989
Sigma Kappa historian, Purple Jackets, Residential
Assistant, Catholic Youth Organization president and
secretary, Dorm Bible Study
Randall Allen Crow
Business Administration May 1989
Kappa Alpha president , Blue Key National Honor
Society, NSU Yell leader, Society for the Advancement
of Management, IFC representative
212 Who's Who
Nursing May 1989
Phi Mu, Warrington Campus Council, Student Nurses
Membership Association president, Student Nurses
Association state officer, Purple Jackets Honor Society
secretary-treasurer, Baptist Student Union, Sigma Theta
Latisha Anne Fair
History May 1989
Phi Alpha Theta public relations officer and vice presi-
dent, Holy Cross Catholic Student Center Prayer Group
core leader, Phi Kappa Phi
Carole Lynne Hampshire
History May 1989
Phi Alpha Theta vice president and president, Sigma Tau
Delta, Alpha Mu Gamma
Elementary Education May 1989
History May 1989
Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Anthropology Club
secretary-treasurer, SGA senator-at-large,CwrreArt Sauce
editor 1980-81, KNWD 1979-81 news director and disc
Patrick A. LeBIanc
Nursing December 1988
Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Kappa Epsilon social chairman, Phi
Kappa Phi, Warrington Campus Council senator and
president, Student Nurses Association fund raising
chairman, Purple Jackets, Sigma Theta Tau Nurses Honor
f ym * ■
Who's Who 213
Aubra Lane Lee
History May 1989
Tau Kappa Epsilon representative and alumni liaison,
Alpha Mu Gamma, Phi Alpha Theta, Anthropology Club
treasurer, IFC representative, Natchitoches Geneological
and Historical Association
Danya Bowker Lee
History May 1989
Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Purple Jackets, Phi
Alpha Theta, Alpha Mu Gamma, Anthropology Club vice
president and president, Geology Club vice president
\il ■ 1
Tessia Carla Lee
Nursing December 1988
Student Nurses Association, Purple Jackets vice president,
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Theta Tau, Dean's List
Leah C. Luck
English/ French Education May 1989
Purple Jackets, Alpha Mu Gamma president, Le Cercle
Francais secretary, vice president and president, University
Choir, Dean's List
1 mi 1
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Mary K. Mayo
Nursing December 1988
Purple Jackets president, Sigma Theta Tau, National
Student Nurses Association
Gail E. Rabinowitz
Nursing December 1988
Purple Jackets, Dean's List, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta
214 Who's Who
Not Pictured: Melissa K. Canales, Kelley D. Henderson, Shwu-Fen Lee,
Kelley L. Robertson
Business Administration May 1989
Sigma Kappa standards board.scholarship chairman,
historian, and president, Purple Jackets public relations
office, Alpha Lambda Delta, SGA public relations chair-
man, SAB, Sigma Tau Gamma Rose Court, International
Students Association public relations chairman
Cynthia R. Ross
Child Psychology May 1989
Sigma Sigma Sigma treasurer, Phi Kappa Phi, Purple
Jackets president, Young Democrats, Psychology Club,
Circle K, 1987 Homecoming Court, Rho Chi, Dean's List
Kellie Shot well
English Education May 1989
Purple Jackets, Sigma Sigma Sigma panhellenic represen-
tative and intramural chairman, Dean's List, Four year
letterman-Softball, Softball captain, Academic AJ1-
American, Dorm Council
Carole Lynn Smith
Psychology, Elementary Education December 1988
Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Mu scholarship chairman, picture
chairman, standards committee,and treasurer, Psychology
Club publicity chairman, Psi Chi, Cane River Belles,
Elementary Education May 1989
Alpha Lambda Delta treasurer, Phi Kappa Phi, LACUS,
LAESP, Dean's List
Social Studies December 1988
NSU Cenla Alumni Association
Mary Middlebrooks, Leonard Parker,Claire Cooper Rebouche, Camille Shelfo
Who's Who 215
P O T
Edited by Janelle Ainsworth
19 8 9
Faculty I Staff
Allen, Carol G.
Allen, Jerry L.
Director of Nursing Education
Beasley, Georgia B.
Director of Admissions/Recanting
Director of Housing
Brown, Roya! A.
Burns, Thomas A.
Christensen, Raymond L.
Coker, Gordon E.
Continuing Education Head
Cole, Reatha D.
Davis, Colleen M.
Davis, William A.
Dennis, William H.
Health and PE
Dobbins, David A.
Elliot, R. Stephen
Eppler, Thomas L.
Fleming, A. Thomas
Gilbert, Raymond M.
Gregory, Hiram F.
Human Services Head
Hernandez, Barbara M.
Himaya, M. A.
Holman, Sheila V.
James, Elise P.
External Affairs Coordinator
Jarred, Ada D.
Johnson, Pauline T.
McCorkle, De Ann
Misuraca, Sam A.
Health and PE
Moore, J. Drew
Journalism Teacher Brings
High Hopes For Future
As Northwestern started a new
academic year so did the journalism
department. With the help of new
journalism teacher Leon Lindsay,
journalism majors have what ap-
pears to be a very promising future.
Bom and raised in Natchito-
ches, Lindsay is quite familiar with
the campus. His education began
here with the first grade and conun-
ued until he acquired a bachelor's
degree in journalism from the Lou-
isiana State Normal College. At that
lime this campus was only a fraction
of its present size and enrollment
was considerably lower.
Soon after, Lindsay received a
master's degree in journalism from
the University of Missouri where he
later taught. Having also taught at
Arlington State University in Texas
and Kansas State University, Lind-
say is definitely not a stranger to the
Before beginning his career in
the classroom, Leon Lindsay served
as an editorial writer for an interna-
tionally acclaimed newspaper, The
ChristianScience Monitor. This job
was located in Boston and lasted
nearly twenty-five years. On the
Monitor, he served as an assistant
national editor, a city editor for eleven
years, a regional correspondent in
AUanta for three years, and two years
as a regional correspondent in San
Prior to working for The Baton
Rouge Morning Advocate and The
St. Louis Globe Democrat, Lindsay
served as Sports Editor for the Alex-
andria Daily Town Talk.
Now with his position on the
NSU campus, Lindsay thoroughly
enjoys teaching the classes of
Ncwswriting 1 and 2, Editing, and
, Journalism Ethics. Lindsay says, "I
hope to be able to impart some basic
news media skills to my students
and help them understand the news
media by sharing my experiences
Nye, Brian T.
Mr. Leon Lindsay lakes the time out
of his busy schedule to pose for a
I picture for our yearbook.
Pitt, Dudley R.
Health and PE
Shaw, Bill H.
Smith, Jo Ann
Health and PE
Dean of Education
In a way, Dr. Sandra McCalla
iscominghome. She graduated from
Northwestern in 1960 and has now
returned to her alma mater to serve
as the new Head of the Department
However, she has noticed that
not much has changed since her first
stay. Aside from the obvious physi-
cal differences, such as the addition
of new buildings and the renovation
of old ones, Dr. McCalla still sees
the university's "warmth and genu-
ine interest in people and helping to
achieve their goals and aspirations."
"I sense a strong commitment
at NSU — both the division of edu-
cation and the administration are
willing to take risks to make life
better." In her new job, Dr. McCalla
shares mat commitment, bringing
with her many years of experience
as both a mathematics teacher and
an award-winning principal of an
"I have an interest in teacher
education. I want to train teachers to
teach," she says with an enthusiastic
smile. "We're going to need a change
in education to get ourselves started,
but it's all going to shake out." Some
of her immediate plans for the edu-
cation division include "fine-tuning"
the curriculum and addressing stu-
dent study skills.
She also plans to keep the
department certified. "You can't
just clean house when you're ex-
pecting company," she remarked,
going on to point out that she will
work to keep the division's ongoing
certification the best it can be.
Dr. McCalla returned to North-
western when President Robert Alost
offered her the position. "Alost is a
great ambassador of the campus — I
admire him for what he does here."
Before she accepted the job, how-
ever, she spent some time at NSU: "I
went into the dorms and talked with
the students," she recalls. ."They
were proud to be here and really
Originally from Shreveport,
Dr. McCalla made Natchitoches her
residence after she accepted her new
position. "I was advised, however,
to wait until the movie was over
before I started looking for a home."
Dr. McCalla graduated from
NSU in 1960 with a Bachelor's
Degree in mathematics, going on to
the University of Northern Colo-
rado to receive her Master's Degree
in Instruction and Curriculum. She
then obtained her Doctor of Educa-
tion degree in Education Admini-
stration from Texas A & M in 1987.
Serving as principal of Cap-
tain Shreve High School in Shre-
veport from 1979 to 1988 brought
her many honors and awards, in-
cluding the titles of Louisiana High
School Principal of the Year for 1987
and Caddo Educator of the Year in
1984. Under Dr. McCalla 's leader-
ship, Captain Shreve was designated
as a Model School in 1983 by the
United States Office of Education
and in 1985, she was presented with
the National Association of Secon-
dary School Principals' Outstand-
ing Principal Award.
Willis, Olive A.
Graduates I Seniors
Adams, Marvin G.
Affeltranger, Cindy S.
Austin, TX St
Akuno, Emily A.
Anderson, Detra L.
Anderson, Kimberly A.
Anding, James M.
Ashcroft, Patricia B.
Aymond, Vanessa G.
Balentine, Twyla D.
Bari, Richard S.
San Francisco, CA Sr
Beck, Margaret E.
Blackston, Chandra J.
Blakeway, Sandra A.
Bowen, Kim R.
Broadway, Judith A.
Brown, Brent A.
Brown, Brian O.
New Iberia Sr
Brown, Jimi L.
Brown, Juanita F.
Brown, Rudgerick V.
Burns, Brenda K.
Texarkana, AK Sr
Burr, Janice L.
New Llano Sr
Cannon, Angela G.
Bossier City Sr
50 Years of Changes
The faces are the same but the
appearance is not. On Saturday,
October 1 , the Louisiana State Nor-
mal School Class of 1938 held their
golden reunion. Many of these men
and women had not seen each other
since May of 1938. Each person
viewed Northwestern in his or her
Northwestern has changed in
many ways since the spring of '38.
Many of the original buildings have
either burned down or been de-
stroyed. Better and newer dormito-
ries have been built. Iberville and
the Student Union have replaced the
one dining hall that NSU had in
1938. Even the name has changed.
Northwestern was originally called
Louisiana State Normal School. It
was then changed to Northwestern
State College and in 1970 North-
western received its present name.
Aswell Conly of Coushatta, a
'38 graduate of with a degree in
commerce said, "I recognize just a
few buildings. That's the President's
home and the old mess hall. The
mess hall served only one meal a
day at dinner and it was good."
Georgia Hampton Goodwin, a
lifelong resident of Natchitoches,
was also present at the reunion. Mrs.
Goodwin said, "When I went to
school here, the dormitories did not The changes made between 1938
have names and they were all and 1988 are numerous to say the
grouped together. The four dorms least. One can only imagine what
on campus were labeled A.B.C.and changes will take place Dy the year
D. I lived inc." 2038.
lidisun Steward, left, and Wayne Wil-
liams enjoy looking back on all Oie
progress maile in the past 50 years.
Claud, Silvia A.
Clifton, Jerry V.
Pea Ridge, NC Sr
Collins, Deborah K.
Bossier City Sr
Cook, Thelma S.
Cooper, Edgar K.
Emerson, AR Sr
Cox, Kimberly A.
Crow, Randall A.
Little Rock, AR Sr
Cunningham, Juandalynn G.
Greenville, MS Grd
Dale, Sonja R.
Pensacola FL Sr
Dance, Myrl G.
Davis, Mark A.
Demery, Theresa C.
Dezendorf, Adrienne A.
DiDonato, Juan M.
Baton Rouge Sr
Dupre, Dan J.
Duty, Russell W.
Alto TX Sr
Doirou, Valerie M.
Denham Springs Sr
Evans, Andrew F.
Fair, Latisha A.
Falrchild, Darrell W.
St. Gabriel Sr
Faust, Felicia R.
Ferguson, John D.
Freeman, William H.
Franklin, Lajuana S.
Frasher, Mary K.
Gentry, Angela G.
Gernhauser, Kirsten R.
New Orleans Sr
Guenthen, Lisa M.
Bossier City Sr
Guldry, Karen A.
Larose Cut-Off Si
Haines, Allen L.
Dorm Sweet Dorm
It is that dreaded time of year
again - time for students to move
back into dorm rooms. The "fun" of
moving begins at home with trying
to fit all the cardboard boxes into the
car and then wondering if they should
have rented a U-Haul truck! Upon
arriving at the dorm each begins to
move all of their things into rooms
between stops to talk with friends.
After making three hundred trips
from the car to the dorm, students
settle down in their "home away
from home" only to realize that they
have to try to find a place to put all of
the junk that they just finished carry-
ing in. By this time, most are totally
exhausted so they decide to put off
unpacking until the next day, or
maybe the next, or the next . . .
By the end of the semester,
everyone is finally finished putting
everything away only to realize that
it is time to move out again.
Kent LaBorde, Sopnomore
from Mansura says "It is hard to
keep your life in a suitcase for a
couple of days while you move in or
out of a dorm room. Moving out is
harder because junk accumulates
during the semester. All in all though,
it is wort 1 living in the dorm iiself.
Every college student should live in
the dorm for at least a semester jusi
for the exper.encc."
" Bye Mom!" Jennifer Walsh hugs her
biR fl u ffy Teddy Bear as she sils in her
new dorm room with all of her belong-
ings ready to be unpacked ami put away.
Hanson, Leah R.
Harney, Claire E.
Leesburg VA Grd
Hataway, Keith W.
Dry Prong Sr
Hathorn, Chantelle L.
Hebert, Francine E.
Henderson, Kelley D.
Coney KS Sr
Hicks, Kerren W.
Hill, Ronald E.
West Palm Beach FL Sr
It Takes a lot to Make
No matter how hard or how long we huff
and puff and try to complete the pages for the
yearbook on time, it is inevitable that we are
not completing our duty until the Federal Ex-
press employee is walking through Tommy
We have used threat tactics such as the
holding of grades or paychecks and even as-
sumed aliases on the phone to get staff mem-
bers up to our second floor Kyser home. It's
not that we assign pages to be completed
within several days but usually weeks ahead of
time and still our trusted staff revels in putting
in consecutive all-nighters the two days before
we have to mail pages.
And on these last-minute panic trips, we
run around our office, campus, and often all
over Natchitoches in search of missing copy
and pictures. And yes, pictures often do pose
the biggest problem for a Potpourri staff
member; this involves tracking down a highly
paid photographer, convince them that duty
calls, have them take the picture and then
spend an hour or so in our prehistoric dark-
room developing and printing the picture to
save the day.
From our standpoint, there is absolutely no
sense in putting all of the work off until the last
night. This is what we term "unnecessary
stress" for us all. For the staff member, this
means conjuring up a feature or angle that's
unique enough to have a place in the book,
sensible enough to get it done in a short amount
of time, and good enough to getbyouradviser's
ever-watchful censoring eye and blue pencil.
For us, as editors, this act of procrastination
means only headaches, fits of frustration, de-
liberation over whether or not we will actually
make the deadline, and staying up past the staff
to check and recheck several hundred pages.
But we cannot leave you thinking that we
do not benefit from our publication experi-
ences. No-no, if it were not for these times of
fruitful deliberation over pages, we would be
lonely students with desk jobs somewhere ob-
scure on our magnanimous campus. For as
many hours we work in frustration, we have
many more of enjoyment with the staff mem-
bers who understand our fits of rage and appre-
ciate us for this quality. Meanwhile we cannot
thank enough those dedicated to both us and
their job. These are the staff members who
crawl out of bed at all hours of the night and
day to finish the work of others.
And so as we box up our pages, it is only
ourselves and one staff member who will
remain nameless ... ok, it's Van Reed ... who
have waited out this storm of deadline and we
are the survivors. The rest of our staff? They'll
be having to face us on Monday.
Hopkins, Kevin D.
Belle Chasse Sr
Horn, Loam i J.
Home, Penny J.
Home, Tommy R.
Horton, Jill R.
Horton, Reginald L.
Huff, Craig A.
Montgomery AL Grd
Humphrey, Veronica O.
Hunt, Royce J.
Jackson, Tammy C
Pearl River SR
Jean, Melissa G.
Jeansonne, Tana M.
Jenkins, Judy G.
Jeter, Katherine L.
Kane, Stephen D.
Long view TX Sr
Kirkpatrick, Natalie E.
Knippers, W. Taryn
LaCour, Angela M.
Houston, TX Sr
LaCour Jr., Anthony
Laksmi, Devi D.
Lamartiniei e, Kenneth O.
LaVere, David L.
Dallas, Tx Grd
Lake Charles Sr
Martin, Terrance P.
Mason, Michael S.
Tampa, FL Sr
Mault, Tony W.
Portsmouth, VA Sr
Mayo, Mary K.
McGee, Lori E.
McKinney, Amy L.
Medlock, Cynthia A.
Metoyer, Victorine M.
Miller, David V.
Nelms, Rhonda G.
Nora, Anedra A.
O'Conner, Sheila M.
Oenbrink, Paul A.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Denver CO Grd
Baton Rouge Sr
Populis, Emily Y.
Tyler, TX Sr
Porter, M. Patricia
Powell, Theresa L.
Preston, Carl E.
Nashville, AR Sr
Price, Paul A.
Rachal, Jill E.
Randazzo, Yvonne M.
Rees, John E.
Reiland, Diane E.
Rhymes, Julie A.
Rigaud, Sonya M.
Morgan City Sr
Lake Charles Sr
Roberts, Margaret L.
Robertson, Kelley L.
Robinson, Annie M.
Robinson, Thomas R.
Rosario, Felix M.
Puerto Rico Sr
Rosenthal, T-tni S.
Ross, Cynthia R.
Salard, Callie C.
Sanders, Doris L.
Sandrs, Kelli S.
Pleasant Hill Sr
Sepulvado, Kathleen K.
Slaughter, Melanie L.
Snell, Mary L.
Sprowl, Lucky P.
St. Amant, Cindy
Stewart, Kelvin G.
Stuchlik, Virginia A.
Sutherlin, Teresa R.
Poplar Bluff, MD Sr
Syed, Al ! A.
Thevenot, Lisa A.
Thomas, Connie O.
Forest Hill Sr
Trangmar, Johnny R.
Trichel, Charlotte C.
Indianapolis, IN Sr
Verzwyvelt, Rhonda M.
Walters, Diana D.
Watkins, Edfrem D.
Chattanooga, TN Sr
Weaver, Tammy D.
Wilkins, Ronald R.
Williams, Darlene L.
Williams, Jacquelyn B.
Williams, P. Denise
Wilson, Chad M.
Wilson, Jacqueline M.
Windham, Paula J.
Nashville, AR Sr
Bossier City Sr
Zeringue, Jeffrey P.
Part of college life is getting away from
home and the nagging of your parents, but for
a small handful of students at NSU, this is not
the case. How would it feel to be attending
college when you know your parents were on
the faculty or staff? To even think about it
sounds scary, but not to junior Scott Haley,
whose father James is vice president of univer-
sity affairs. "I don't feel weird. It's like he's
not here because I never see him," Haley said.
"I'm used to it because when I went to DeRid-
der High he was superintendent of education in
that parish. He's been part of my education all
Jeff Knotts has mixed emotions about
both his mother and father, who teach special
education and is director of business affairs
respectively. "It's not too bad, except when
Mom's students want me to get them tests, but
of course I can't. With my parents working at
the university and having so many friends on
the faculty, I must be conscious of my image
and behavior in public. Also if my teacher is
good friends with my parents they might
mention when I fail to show up for a class," he
said. "It does have its advantages like getting
faculty parking stickers though." In a way he
is following the footsteps of his parents since
he works daily in the school's admissions
Students Jon and Leigh Ann Tabor's mom
is the registrar at NSU. Leigh Ann feels rather
lucky about this. "I kind of like it because I am
more informed about events around the cam-
pus that I wouldn't know about," she said.
Evidently, attending college where your
parents work is not that bad after all. But some
students dread even thinking about it.
Ackerson, Christy D.
Bossier City So
Affeltranger, Tammy L.
Ainsworth, Janelle L.
New Orleans Fr
Alexander, Sandra K.
Alford, Mary D.
Bayou Chicot Jr
Allen, Jennifer C.
Allison, Morgan T.
Allums, Randy D.
Anderson, Jennifer L.
Anderson, Theresa M.
Anderson, Tina M.
Andrews, Nicole T.
Andrews, Teresa F.
Antilley, David L.
Antilley, Melissa J.
Applegate, Mary D.
Armand, Keith P.
Armand, Penny E.
Des Alleanos Fr
Arnett, Deni.se M.
Arthur, Rhonda L.
Attaway, Tina M.
Atwell, Stephanie S.
Morgan City Fr
Atres, Faye A.
Azlin, Lucy A.
Baker, Jesse B.
z*<:&i f 3\/i i^v: : ;
Baker, Pamela J.
Barbe, Bobby K
Barberoousse, Dale W.
Bossier City So
Beaudoin, Sherry D.
Bean, Paul E.
Beck, Mindy F.
The Potpourri's Top Ten Things
to Do During Your Spare Time
10. Play old Led Zeppelin riffs on your electric
guitar to annoy those around you who are still
9. Make paper airplanes, light them, then
throw them out of the window at unsuspecting
8. Go for a food run at about 2:30 a.m. when
nothing but the Shop-a-Lott out near the end of
town is open.
7. During the middle of the night, paint "Go
NSU" on cars, trucks, store windows, or anything
that isn't nailed down.
6. Get a whole package of Oreo's, eating only
the crcme filling and throwing the leftover cookie
out into the hall.
5. Watch a Love Connection marathon until
you fall asleep from boredom.
4. Drag a group of your friends out of bed to
go Christmas caroling at your professor's house,
followed by a trip to see the Natchitoches Christ-
3. Work on typing your term paper until 7 the
next morning so you won't be even halfway ready
for your calculus final.
2. Jam about 7 people into a Honda Civic and
take a road trip to New Orleans at about 1 1 p.m. to
scope out the Bourbon Street action.
1. Go out to the pastures behind Greek Hill
and push over the sleeping cows (also known as
Bentrup, Edward A.
Shr eve port Fr
Bergeron, David S.
Baton Rouge Fr
Bobb, Millette R.
El Salvador Fr
Booker, Lisa M.
West Monroe Fr
New Roads So
Baton Rouge Fr
Brock, Doris S.
B roc km an, Judy
5r Z.ou/5, MO So
Broussard, Pamela A.
Getting a successful college career
underway by living in a fraternity house
isn't considered by many students as a
wise decision, but there's more to it
than meets the eye. Of the eight social
fraternities at Northwestern, only two,
Kappa Alpha and Kappa Sigma, have
houses that can be resided in and the
ones living in them love every minute
of it... almost every minute.
Most people think that life in a fra-
ternity house translates to chaos, but it
really isn't. "It's not as loud as you'd
think it is. Sure, it get's loud but you
just tell them to shut up," said Butch
Poteet, who has lived in the KA house
for over two years. According to Kappa
Sigma Jason Labbe, when the noise
level hits a crescendo, which isn't too
often, he just "heads to the library" to
concentrate on his studies.
As far as keeping the house clean,
the pledges do the housework. "There's
always a slob who will leave a spit cup
or beer can on the floor, but we have six
pledges come to the house for cleanup
every morning," said Kappa Sigma John
Evans. The KA's upkeep their house
by having two pledges drop by every
morning to clean up and raise the flag.
Of course, living in a fraternity
house isn't like dwelling in Catholic
Church, for it does have its moments.
Both the KA's and the Kappa Sigmas
agreed that the constant ringing of the
phone and the lack of privacy are an-
noying at times, but it is much more
peaceful than a dormitory. The weekly
exchanges and parties add a spice to the
fraternity house life. "The Christmas
festival is the most looked forward to
occasion because our house is right by
the parade and the house is packed with
brothers, alumni, and friends," said KA
The cost of living in a fraternity
house isn'ttoo outlandish; monthly rent
for the KA's is $120 and the Kappa
Sigmas is $150. "You don't have to
worry about paying utilities and you
don't have to move out on holidays like
the dormitories," said KA Butch Po-
teet. Evidently, life in a fraternity house
is peaceful at times, though it does have
its moments; and the price for the alter-
native style of living isn't highway
Houston, TX Fr
Bossier City Fr
Brown, Robert L.
Brown, Valarle M.
Bossier City So
Bynog, Charles L.
Byrd, Bridgett M.
Baton Rouge So
Calhoun, Sandra G.
Canfield, S. Marlene
Caple, Deborah L.
Orlando, FL Jr
Carter, Carol J.
Carter, Harold C.
Carter, LaPriddia T.
Carter, Stacie M.
Atew /fcma Fr
Casson, L"nda F.
Castille, John M.
St. Petersburg, FL Fr
Chance, Angela O.
For those NSU students who have no
car, a great haircut for a reasonable price is
available just footsteps away on the NSU
campus. Located in the Student Union
building, Guys and Gals hair salon is owned
and operated by Bonnie Pace and caters not
only to students but to anyone who needs a
haircut or that extra special look.
Open on weekdays only, Guys and
Gals' doors open at 9:00 a.m. and close
whenever the last customer leaves. Most
people schedule their appointments but walk
ins are also accepted. "We're not getting
richer but we stay busy," said hair stylist
What makes Guys and Gals different
than other Natchitoches hair salons is that
they are the only business that use the hair
styling product Tri. When asked what was
the most unique or odd haircut requested,
Mrs. Pace recalled when a customer brought
a 1959 NSU yearbook with a picture of
someone's haircut. The person asked for a
duplicate cut and the employees Guys and
Gals complied with the somewhat radical
Though Guys and Gals does not shine
shoes like a typical barber shop, there is
always a manicurist on hand. The atmos-
phere is pleasant, and while sitting through
a hair cut is about as exciting as watching
paint dry, the friendly and outgoing staff of
Guys and Gals keep their customers enter-
tained, laughing, and most of all, satisfied.
Chance, Charmin D.
Chandler, Sharon E.
Charles, Clara T.
Chelette, Judy D.
Chelette, Tina G.
Dry Prong Jr
Christmas, Frances K.
Clark, Wanda R.
Cleveland, Stacie L.
Clifford, Sean M.
Bossier City Fr
Cobb, Patricia R.
Cole, Waylon R.
Coley, Alicia M.
Cook, Carrie E.
Cook, Erskine G.
Cooper, Tracey M.
Bossier City So
Cordova, Michelle D.
Coutee, Regina G.
Cox, Charles P.
Craig, Anthony D.
Cranford, Billy H.
Bossier City So
Crawford, Stacy L.
Credit, Donna L.
Crocker, Brenda D.
Crumpton, Terri L.
Elm Grove So
Culotta, Kimberly A.
Bossier City Fr
Cupp, Calvin W.
Cureton, Alfred E.
Cureton, Debra G.
Danos, Carla A.
Sometimes you always return to the
place you love the most. Twenty-five year
old Chris Maggio, who was Mr. NSU and
graduated number one in his class in 1985,
came back to NSU after being offered the
assistant tract coach position. Before re-
ceiving the job, he was the head track and
basketball coach and assistant football coach
at St. Mary's High School in Natchitoches.
Maggio always wanted to someday
coach at NSU and his dream finally came
true. "Coach Johnson is a great coach and
person. We had always talked about me
coming back and coaching. It was easy
coming back," Maggio said.
Though some people might confuse
Maggio as being one of the track athletes
due to his boyish appearance, he is the one,
along with Johnson, who devises workouts
and does the motivating. There were four
seniors on this year's squad who were fresh-
men at NSU while Maggio was a senior.
Did that make Maggio feel uncomfortable?
"Not really," Chris said. "I was a team
captain when they were freshmen. They
looked at me for leadership when I was a
senior. They've always respected me and
I've always respected them."
While Maggio is an easy-going lik-
able coach who you can joke around with,
when it comes time to compete he is as
serious as they come. "There are times to
kid around and just have fun; but during a
hard workout or competition, I try to let my
athletes know it's time to get with it. On
easy workout days we can tell jokes while
running to just keep relaxed," said Maggio.
His love for coaching and NSU can be
noticed just by watching him pace furiously
around the inside track during a meet.
Hard work and dedication have paid
off for Chris Maggio as he has found suc-
cess and self-fulfillment at his alma-mater,
good ol' NSU.
Davis, Linda N.
Davis, Lola G.
Davis, Rebecca J.
New Orleans Fr
Dean, H. Tracy
Dean, Pamela J.
Deaton, Theresa M.
Decker, Charmaine R.
Deen, Kimberly K.
Delahoussaye, Lori A.
St. Martinville So.
Delano, Kerrie L.
Church Point Jr
Derrick, Jill S.
Dibrell, Henry W.
Baton Rouge Jr
Dixon, Angela K.
Forest Hill Fr
Dotson, Meredith R.
Dowden, Beverly G.
Dowden, Sarah A.
Doxtater, Larry A.
Dukes, Tammacee M.
Denham Springs So
Dunn, Yvette T.
Durham, Trina J.
Montgomery, AL Fr
Dyson, E. Lynne
Ebarb, Frederick A.
Ebarb, Sheree L.
Ebarb, Sheri D.
Ellerbee, Yulanda R.
Emanuel, Melinda K.
Engeron, Karen E.
Cheerleading has been a major part of
Brad Arnold's life for the last five years.
Before accepting a job as the NSU cheer-
leading coach two years ago, Arnold cheered
at Louisiana Tech for three years. He worked
for the Universal Cheerleaders Association
(UCA), an organization of over three hundred
exceptional cheerleaders across the United
States, for four years before leaving the or-
ganization this past fall.
Arnold, a senior at NSU, was hired as
cheerleading coach to improve the image
and talents of the NSU yell leaders. "I'd like
to think they're much better," said Arnold.
"Their routines are much more complex and
the attitudes of the students are a lot better
Not only has Arnold developed a better
squad through his coaching and recruiting,
he has also met and enjoyed the presence of
many celebrities through his cheering dur-
ing his stay at Tech. He once appeared with
his cheerleading partners on the game show
Hollywood Squares, as they performed a
two minute routine at the end of the show.
Also, he and twenty-five other UCA mem-
bers performed live on ABC on July 4, 1986
as part of a special show titled American
Athletes Salute Liberty .
Besides the entire Steel Magnolias
cast, Arnold has met boxing greats Mike
Tyson and Mohammad Ali, Olympians Mark
Spitz and Bart Conner, home-run king Hank
Aaron, football legend Jim Brown, women's
golf great Nancy Lopez, and ABC sportscas-
ter Frank Gif ford to name a few. Arnold will
graduate this spring from NSU with a major
in public relations.
Enloe, Sonya K.
Eserman, Misty L.
Golden Meadow Jr
Etheridge, Dawn P.
Evans, Allen L.
Ewoldsen, Penny S.
Faccone, Steven R.
Fairbanks, Melissa A.
Falcon, Brett P.
Fannin, Dee Ann
Farmer, Cindy J.
Favre, Tracey L.
New Orleans So
Felther, Jennifer L.
Baton Rouge Fr
Ferguson, Donna K.
Fields, Vernassa C.
Bossier City So
Flacy, Theresa E.
Baton Rouge So
Fletcher, Brian P.
Fletcher, Craig M.
Fletcher, Keith M.
Flint, Russell L.
Florane, Shandra L.
Flynn, Ethan A.
Ford, Dora A.
Foshee, Tammie R.
Fowler, Jennifer L.
Carthage, TX Fr
Budgeting one's money can be a difficult
task in college; for some students the money is
spent wisely and for others it is blown. When
surveying a group of twenty guys, the ones in
Greek system and the ones not, the contrast in
the way the money spent was amazing.
For non Greeks, the monthly budget
consisted of forty percent spent on food, fif-
teen percent spent on gas, ten percent spent on
entertainment, fifteen percent on personal toi-
letries, and the last twenty percent was spent
on miscellaneous items like clothes, school
supplies, tapes, and tobacco products.
The Greeks spent their money quite dif-
ferently. An astounding forty-five percent of
the monthly budget was spent on entertain-
ment. "A typical night in a bar costs roughly
fifteen to twenty dollars and that's not includ-
ing cover charges," said Kappa Alpha member
Butch Poteet. An average of fifteen percent of
their money is spent on fraternity dues and as-
sessments and twenty percent goes to food.
The last twenty percent was spent on toiletry
needs and miscellaneous items.
For Greeks and non Greeks alike, main-
taining a college budget is an ordeal for many
students. Sophomore Ricky Carroll bounced
eighteen checks during the fall semester. "I'll
never do that again.. .hopefully. Maybe it was
a blessing in disguise," Carroll said.
Some students don't have checking ac-
counts and carry cash while others use credit
cards. A word to the wise: Most students
surveyed agreed that the best way to keep a
solid financial foundation is to purchase the
essentials first and use the rest of the money on
Fox, Debra L.
Bossier City So
Frank, Melissa M.
Franklin, Debra L.
Franks, Janice J.
Freeman, Monique R.
Freeman, Sean L.
V/est Monroe So
Frost, Angela A.
Fuller, Michelle L,
Middlesac, NC Fr
Gardner, Brian K.
Gardner, Yacheca L.
Gentry, Gary A.
Giddens, Lisa D.
G id low, Leigh
Gill, Amy E.
Gilliland, Charlotte K.
Girtmon, Paxton M.
Gladney, Dee Dee
Bossier City Jr
Glorioso, Therese C.
Gordon, Carrie L.
Baton Rouge Fr
Gorin, Claudia A.
Gormsen, Frankie L.
Grafton, Angela M.
Grant, Tracy Johnson
It's two-thirty in the morning and you're
caught in a deep sleep. You've got to get up at
seven o'clock for your eight o'clock English
class. All of the sudden your dreams are rudely
interrupted by a screeching fire alarm. The RA
starts banging on your door yelling "get out-
side or you'll be written up!"
This is not a hypothetical story but a true
one to many students in dormitories across the
NSU campus. The sad thing about the whole
situation is that 99.9% of the time these are
false alarms. The bored people involved in
these third grade acts are rarely busted but
instead the victims pay the price by standing
outside early in the morning in their boxer
shorts freezing their tails off.
The last "real" fire occurred in the spring
semester of 1987 but it wasn't a catastrophe.
Those residing in Rapides Dormitory suffer
the most, with a fire alarm going off sometime
during the day at least every two weeks. "It
gets real old after a while," said freshman
Macy Flash. "The first time I heard the fire
alarm I was scared to death but after a couple
of months I knew it was a hoax."
Whenever someone is caught pulling a
fire alarm is seems to be a freshman. This
means every year a small new group of com-
pulsive fire alarm pullers will enter the NSU
gates eager to try the most despicable college
Gray, Jacqueline R.
Gray, John D.
Green, Jamie E.
Green, Sharon F.
Green, Yavette A.
West Monroe So
Greer, Shannon J.
Griffin, Robin L.
Gross, Andria R.
Guay, Melanie L.
Guay, Melinda A.
Guidry, Bonnie J.
Baton Rouge So
Guillory, Pamela R.
Guillory, Stacie L.
Guillory, Wesley R.
Guillot, Sherylyn D.
Guin, Jennifer L.
Haley, Paula L.
Center Point Jr
Hall, Stephanie M.
Hamilton, Wanda J.
Houston, TX So
Hankins, Shannon N.
Hanson, Alissa J.
Hardmun, Carl B.
Hardwick, John C.
Harper, Judy M.
Harrington, Andrea L.
Harris, Patsy D.
Haskins, Harriet E.
Plain Dealing Fr
Hastings, Elizabeth A.
Hattaway, Kevin T.
Haworth, Elizabeth V.
Longview, TX Jr
Haworth, Howard E.
Longview, TX Fr
Hearn, La/.ar W.
Bossier City Jr
Hebert, Linette M.
Sr. Martinville Fr
Hebert, Ryan A.
Breaux Bridge So
Men's hair styles change like the weather,
and over the last five years, the pony tail and
mop top have come and gone. However, the
traditional clean cut-side part style is as popu-
lar as ever. Just glancing over the male popu-
lation on a typical day at Northwestern, you'll
find this to be true.
One kind of hair style on the move is the
skateboarder look. These are the ones with
thick hair hanging over their eyes. These
people seem to spend more time running their
hands through their hair so they can see rather
than perfecting their skateboarding skills.
The resurgence of the flat top has not
fizzled yet; in fact, it's almost as popular as the
clean cut look. Most people relate people with
flat tops as being in the military, but that's just
a false assumption.
"I can't see myself with hair any longer
than my flat top," said NSU sophomore Jason
Labbe, who is not a member of the military. "It
gets so hot in the south that you burn up with
long hair. Besides, I think it looks cool."
This last November, when the NSU foot-
ball was on the verge of an SLC title, all the
lineman and a few other players got Mohawk
haircuts. "We did this because we thought it
would bring us together... to function as one.
My girlfriend didn't like it though," said senior
lineman Robbie Martin.
What makes hair styles so unique is that
they establish a person's individuality. People
stereotype a person with clean cut hair as either
a rich boy, prep, or cop out. A person with a
unique cut like a mop top or skate board cut are
usually classified as young and rebellious.
Whatever the hair style is, there is always
someone sneering or looking down on them,
but evidently, that doesn ' t bother many people
Bossier City So
Hendricks, Durwood D
Hennigan, Leah Ann
Henry, Carla M.
Hicks, Derrick R.
Hiestand, Paul R.
Hillyard, Marie R.
Port Alien Fr
Hilt, Lydia A.
Hinkston, Marcia Y.
Hill, Kyong C.
Ho, Jenny D.
New Orleans So
Holden, Charlotte R.
Holmes, Cholonda M.
Hoover, Dorothy J.
Hopkins, Charln J.
Hough, Virginia A.
New Orleans Jr
Howard, Adrian A.
Tyler, TX Jr
Howard, George A.
Huffman, Kris L.
Long view, TX Fr
Hummel, Patrick H.
Ingram, Trecia J.
Irwin, Christy R.
Isbell, Dana L.
Isemann, Kay II
New Orleans So
Jackson, David W.
In the spring semester of 1988, a group of
NSU students organized a petition against the
high price for text books and the low price paid
back for them. Lee Waskom, manager and co-
owner of Pat's Economy heard about this and
decided to take the troublesome situation into
his own hands. To help bring more business to
his store, Waskom began selling and buying
text books to meet his students needs.
Waskom was elated by the increase in his
business. "The response on textbook buy back
was much better than I expected and we will
continue to price our merchandise competi-
tively," said Waskom, who takes his growing
business and his student customers' needs se-
riously. "I'd like to make this store one that
NSU will know about. I will buy students'
books back all year long."
Pat's Economy is an eleven-department
retail store. Arts and crafts, office needs, and
party goods are only a few things that can be
purchased at Pat's and even VCR movies can
be rented. Not only does Pat's serve these
needs, it also is the only trade book store in
Open since 1968, thirty percent of Pat's
customers are related to NSU through stu-
dents, professors and Northwestern depart-
ments. Waskom feels good about Pat's
Economy 's upward trend in student appeal and
his reasonable prices that cater the needs of
Jeanice, Laura J.
Jefferics, Scherry L.
Jenkins, Articia D.
New Orleans So
Jenkins, Jack B.
mA/f - miii MlW
Johnson, Diedra A.
Johnson, Georgia M.
Johnson, Jeanette M.
Johnson, Melinda K.
Johnson, Warren D.
Jolley, H. Scott
Jones, Eddie L.
Jones, Ronald T.
Jones, Shirley F.
Keel, Sheri A.
Kelly, Courtney M.
Kelly, Elizabeth A.
Kerrigan, Bradley J.
Los Angeles, CA Fr
Kim, Helena Y.
Kirkland, Stephanie A.
Dickinson, TX Fr
K inland, Robin J.
Klotzback, Stacy J.
Knotts, Ashley J.
Bossier City Fr
U3J KJi fl
Kyle, Kelley K.
Labbe, Jason M.
Baton Rouge So
LaCaze, Lee A.
LaCombe, Evelyn M.
Bossier City Fr
Laing, Susan G.
It's not everyday that you encounter a person with
so multi-faceted a personality. He is an instructor, an
adviser to the university student media, coordinator of
the International Student Exchange Program, key liai-
son to the Steel Magnolias endeavor, adviser to the
Kappa Alpha Order, and a world traveler. Tommy
Whitehead is a well-rounded individual who uses his
talents for the benefit of many.
One of the most impressive tasks occurred this
summer when Tri-Star Pictures came to town to make
the movie version of Robert Harling's play Steel Mag-
nolias. Whitehead served as the Natchitoches liaison to
both stars like Olympia Dukakis and Dolly Parton as
well as working with Director Herbert Ross in making
decisions concerning the multi-million dollar picture.
Initially, Whitehead was the moving force in the
effort to have the production of the movie located in
Natchitoches. Once this was accomplished, he then
served as adviser to location selection for various scenes.
Once shooting began, Whitehead worked mostly in the
offices, serving as a troubleshooter, handling problems
as they arose.
As Kappa Alpha's adviser since 1 972, Whitehead
helps to guide Northwestern 's chapter of the nation's
oldest fraternity. According to Whitehead, his efforts
always go in various directions as there are always "new
parameters and different things happening with KA."
As coordinator of Northwestern 's International
Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Tommy Whitehead
has two primary tasks. Besides working with NSU
students interested in studying abroad, he handles those
.students from other countries who come to Northwest-
Teaching three different phases of journalism
classes, Whitehead instructs all journalism-major stu-
dents in a general survey course. He is also in charge of
teaching the public relations sequence of courses as well
as advising a journalism practicum or internship.
Whitehead's involvement with the student media
includes serving as adviser to the Current Sauce, the
Potpourri and KNWD. While an adviser is required,
Whitehead says that he has "the power to suggest but no
power to control what is printed."
Traveling the world over, he has found that the
most exotic and fascinating location is the Vale of
Kashmir, in India. Whitehead said, "I enjoyed my visit
to this particular area because our accommodations
were on a houseboat."
Whitehead's many experiences in life have al-
lowed him to contribute more to the organizations in
which he is involved.
Gene Callahan, Production Designer for Steel Magnolias, and Tommy Whitehead
■watch a Louisiana School group audition for a role, in thefdm.
Landry, Carl B.
Landry, Elizabeth N.
Bossier City Fr
Lane, Kimberly K.
Larger, Teresa A.
El Salvador Fr
Lawson, Farra D.
LeBlanc, Nicole M.
Baton Rouge So
Lee, Mark W.
Houston, TX Fr
Lewis, Steve A.
Linder, Dana M.
Lloyd, Katrina E.
A leraixdria Jr
Lloyd, Margaret R.
Longino, Christy L.
Lossin, Harry J.
Loud, Stacey L.
Lukowski, Lisa I.
New Orleans So
Lusk, Andrea C.
Bossier City Fr
Lutes, Janinc L.
McCarty, Sonya L.
While Northwestern is still considered a
"suit-case" college in that students return home
every weekend, there is a slow moving trend
bringing it to a more college-oriented lifestyle.
The Student Activities Board (SAB), made a
massive effort to provide NSU with weekend
activities other than the five home football
games. Intramural Beach Day, and tail gate
parties with live bands and free drinks were a
small part of their efforts over the fall semes-
The Greek system was as strong as ever,
for there was always one or two fraternities
hosting an open party every weekend. The
night club life grew also. The Student Body
had drink specials to bring in a mixed crowd on
Friday and Saturday nights. Sassy's popular-
ity continued to prosper, where the more pro-
gressive crowd would socialize. In Novem-
ber, a new overnight dance club called Visions
opened and the die-hard partiers would not
leave its doors until closing time at four in the
There is more than spending a weekend in
Natchitoches for just the football games and
Christmas Festival, and the effort by the school
and community businesses proved that. In due
time NSU will be considered a school with a
"real" college atmosphere, but those dedicated
students who visit home only a few times a
semester already realize that.
Baton Rouge Jr
McCann, Angela M.
McClung, Barbara J.
McConathy, Karen F.
McDaniel, Doris A.
McDaniel, Kim M.
McDonald, Karen L.
McGrew, Sharon M.
Mclnnis, Angela J.
A rococo So
McKinney, Kim A.
Baton Rouge Jr
McMillen, Kristin A.
St. Louw. MO Fr
McNicolI, Laura L.
Maddry, Mike L.
Madison, Mary A.
Natchez, MS Jr
Maggioro, Angela M
Malta, Julie A.
Manry, Theresa C.
Marks, Christina M.
Maroma, William B.
El Salvador Fr
Marsalis, Karen R.
Martin, Barbara A.
Martin, Laura E.
Martin, William T.
Mason, Lisa M.
When driving down the restaurant alley
of Natchitoches, known as the Strip, every
imaginable food joint can be easily noticed.
Though there were Church's and Kentucky
Fried Chicken restaurants, the most popular
chicken eating establishment in Louisiana had
not opened shop there until last semester.
Popeye's, known for its hot spicy chicken,
brought flocks of chicken lovers through its
door the day it opened and has not let up since.
Located across from its fading rival Church's,
Popeye's serves more than just delicious
chicken. Biscuits, Cajun rice, mashed pota-
toes, french fries, chicken nuggets, red beans
and rice, and Cajun shrimp dinners are popular
menu items among its customers.
For the more health conscience, Subway
Sandwiches and Salads opened weeks after
Popeye's long awaited arrival. The most unique
fast food restaurant in Natchitoches, Subway's
slogan is "the fresh alternative," and fittingly
so. Their submarine sandwiches are either six
inches or a foot long, and the variety in them is
plentiful. There's the basic cold cut sandwich
or the more sophisticated sandwich lover can
order anything from the Subway club sand-
wich to a BMT, which consists of bologna,
pepperoni, genoa, and other spicy meats.
There's also hot beef and cheese, meatball,
and spicy Italian sandwiches along with a
zesty selection of salads.
The active Strip is indeed a fast food
lover's paradise. With the addition of two
quality fast food restaurants, look for more
thirty-nine cent cheeseburgers at the Golden
Arches and $1.99 beefy burrito specials at
Taco Bell to heat up the competition.
Mathews, Jason C.
Bossier City Fr
Mathews, Rita R.
May, Joel W.
Baton Rouge So
Bossier City Fr
Mayo, Alicia D.
Medlock, Serisa D.
New Iberia Fr
Melder, Mitch H.
Meshell, Donell M.
Meyers, Lisa B.
Miller, Denise M.
Miller, Janet L.
Miller, Janice G.
Miller, Lilliana A.
Puerto Rico So
Miller, Valerie C.
Misuraca, Marc T.
Mix, Virginia J.
Mondello, Tara A.
Monk, Cheryl L.
Morgan, Tal B.
Morris, A. Dawn
Morris, Royce E.
Bossier City Fr
Moses, Keri L.
Mount, Tracy L.
Bossier City Fr
Murphey, Guy B.
Morray, Terri L.
A new Vic the Demon, Northwestern 's
beloved mascot, hit the field this fall to a less
than warm reception. For several weeks, a
controversy raged over the new costume which,
while much lighter and providing better visi-
bility for Vic, did not go over well with Demon
fans who wanted their "old" Vic back.
The former Vic the Demon costume was
purchased in the spring of 1984 at a cost of
$2,500. Since then, Vic has been through a lot:
the head of the outfit was awkward and heavy,
making it uncomfortable to wear as well as
being difficult to see out; the fur on Vic's nose
and cheeks had worn off his face; and the
costume was hard to clean, giving it a horrible
Dr. Robert Alost, NSU's president, said,
"The old one was so dirty, we didn't want it
representing Northwestern. We didn't have
the funds to buy the expensive mascots, so we
bought an inexpensive outfit that we could get
fast." The new Demon cost between $600 and
There was a big commotion on campus
since the new Demon came to Northwestern.
Many comments have been made — some good,
some bad, some indifferent. "I don't like it,"
Alost said. "We are going to try and raise the
funds in order to make the students happy."
The cost of a new Vic will be approximately
$7,000 and discussion on this possibility has
been made with Walt Disney Productions. If
bought, Vic will have only one Demon head,
but several outfits.
Yell leader Randy Crow said, "It is easier
for Vic to wear and see out of. It would have
been nice if we could have one that looked like
the old Vic, but was more comfortable. We'll
just have to make do with what we've got."
Myers, Rachel L.
Myers, L. Renee
Queens, NY Fr
Myers, Tammy D.
Myers, Tina J.
Naron, Deborah E.
Bossier City So
Narvaez, Tina R.
Nash, Claudine L.
Nelms, Wanda S.
Nelson, Traci L.
Newton, Michele M.
Longview, TX So
Nicholas, Precilla G.
Normand, Gwen A.
Norris, Karen E.
Nutt, Ireece H.
Oberle, Mark D.
Bossier City So
Olliff, Charles R.
Osborn, Kathy D.
Owens, Pamela D.
Bossier City Fr
Pace, Jessica J.
Pacheco, Ana C.
New Orleans Fr
Paige, Daphne R.
Paniagua, Gloria R.
El Salvador Fr
Parker, Dondra S.
Parker, Jana L.
Parker, John W.
Lake Arthur So
Parker, Timothy D.
Parks, Jason B.
Paterson, Jane F.
Patin, Britt P.
If you've ever been by the ROTC build-
ing on a Friday afternoon, it's a sure bet
you'll find around fifty men and women
decked out in camouflage attire piled in an
army truck. These people are members of
the National Guard who spend one weekend
a month at their given headquarters.
Senior Don Forrest is a second lieuten-
ant and a tank platoon leader. He travels to
Vivian, which he calls the "field," four times
a year, and eight times a year he goes to his
home station in Fort Polk. A weekend at the
field pays $190 and one at the home station
Their training scale determines what is
in store for them on the weekend. "You
could be on the firing range or on a field
training exercise," Forrest said. Forrest
enjoys what he's doing except for a few
things. "You don't get enough sleep and I
usually end up having drill on a big weekend
like the Christmas Festival."
Commitment to the National Guard lasts
for six years, but Forrest is planning on an-
other twenty years in the service and hope-
fully a promotion to a higher office. Of the
most memorable experiences while serving
the United States was his three week stay in
the Mojave Desert. "It was an experience in
in itself. Everyone needs to go just one
weekend to some kind of military function.
It makes you a more broadened person."
Peair, Regina A.
Pearrie, Chastity M.
Pena, JoAnne Y.
San Antonio, TX So
Penny, Rachel R.
Periz, Saliie F.
Perkins, Tracy A.
Phills, Carol A.
Pierre, Adam J.
St. Martinville Jr
Poe, Mary A.
Hot Springs, AR
Porteous, Melissa A.
New Orleans So
Porter, Julie F.
Potts, Kelly C.
Powell, Tammy K.
Pray, Danna P.
Prevo, Carlos M.
Price, Tammy L.
Pridgen, Leta M.
Krotz Springs Jr
Procell, Lisa M.
Puckitt, Angela D.
Putman, Julie A.
Quails, Tammy S.
Rachal, Melinda A.
Radicello, Pete J.
Bossier City Jr
Bossier City Fr
Rasco, Gloria A.
Rascoe, Kathon R.
Reed, Sharon A.
Reed, Van R.
Redman, Terrie L.
Redmond, Amy L.
Rhodes, Stacie L.
For a school the size of NSU to have
an Olympic Trials qualifier is something to
brag about. However, the one qualifying,
high jumper Brian Brown remains humble
and modest about his accomplishments.
After finishing third in the NCAA
indoor high jump competition and fifth in
theoutdoorchampionships, Brown had quali-
fied for the Olympic Trials. What made this
occasion even more meaningful to Brown
was the fact the residents of his hometown,
New Iberia, raised over $2500 so his parents
could attend the competition in Indianapo-
lis, IN. "That really touched me, that so
many people were sticking behind me," said
Brown got his first taste of the pre-
competition jitters when he saw the field site
from his hotel room window. "There were
some 25,000 people there. I was intense and
nervous," Brown said. "But to be nervous
just brings out the best in you."
After the first day of competition,
Brown qualified for the finals. Though he
had a nagging heel spur, Brown finished a re-
spectable tenth in the nation. "If I'd been
healthy, possibly I'd done better, but I was
pleased with what I did under the circum-
Though Brown has spent countless
hours to perfect his high jumping abilities,
he takes no credit for where he is today. "I
wouldn't be able to jump over four feet
without the support of God, my parents,
teammates, and friends."
Rice, Hartwell L.
Rice, Jacqueline R.
Richard, Joyce K.
Ricks, Rebecca E.
Rivera, Wilfredo R.
Puerto Rico Fr
Rivers, Anna G.
Robarge, Vicki M.
Roberson, Cade E.
Robinson, Connie S.
Robinson, Frank P.
Rose, Beckie L.
Bossier City Fr
Ross, Rhonda M.
Roy, Jennifer J.
Rush, Gladys M.
Rushing, Alaina J.
Rutherford, Vonda K.
Ryder, Shonda D.
Sand, Colette M.
Sanders, James E.
Sandifer, Rhondi R.
Baton Rouge So
Sampite, Sheila J.
Schneider, Ann M.
Plain Dealing Jr
Scott, Monica D.
While most students work their way
through school with work study jobs or a part
time position at a local business, twenty-two
year old junior Dennis Allison maintains his
budget through playing music. A member of
a three man band named the Mixx, Dennis is a
keyboardist and vocalist. The two other
members are brothers Rick and Pat Harris,
who are both out of school.
Allison used to be a member of the NSU
Entertainers; but when they folded, he pursued
a career with the Mixx. Allison and his band
performed at such clubs such as the Student
Body, JJ.'s in Ruston, fraternity and sorority
parties across North Louisiana, and the river-
bank in Natchitoches during the fall semester.
The Mixx receives anywhere from four
hundred to eight hundred dollars a perform-
ance. Dennis would not comment on how
much he has made in the past year, but he did
say it's just enough to cover his bills. Though
money is a reason why Dennis performs al-
most every weekend, it's not the only reason.
"I'm just glad I'm privileged to play with
talented musicians like Rick and Pat. When
we come together as a group and we sound
good, we please the crowd and get satisfaction
from it, " Allison said.
Does practicing and performing hinder
his studies? "Not really. You just have to
make time, " Dennis replied. "School has
always tried to come first but it is difficult to
perfect both my music and grades at the same
Though the Mixx is known mainly by the
young music lovers through North Louisiana
for their top 40 and progressive dance music,
Dennis has big goals for the band's future.
"I'm in school so I'm not going to set every-
thing on making it in a band. I want to make it
big for exciting and pleasing people but not
necessarily to be rich. You can have all the
money in the world and not be happy." Dennis
Allison and the Mixx are exactly what the pop
music industry needs, down to earth and good-
hearted people who want to please their fans
Seay, Sherry E.
Dossier City So
Seidler, Harald G.
United Kingdom Jr
Seiplc, Nancy H.
Lake Charles So
Shelton, Sharon M.
Bossier City Fr
Simon, Andrea J.
Marshall, TX Jr
Simoeaux, John J.
Ft. Polk Jr
Sisson, Connie L.
Slaton, Mandy J.
Slay, John B.
Baton Rouge So
Smith, Jennifer L.
Smith, Jo D.
Smith, Shavannia M.
Smith, Thomas R.
Smith, Tracy A.
Snead, Anna M.
During the hot nights of the fall semes-
ter, many NSU dorm residents were awakened
by the annoying chirping of menacing crickets
in their rooms. Of course, this was not a major
campus problem; but it was a hassle. These
little crickets took the initiative to over-popu-
late the dorms and invade students laundry
What was even worse than to hear a
cricket chirping while trying to study was to
find a dead cricket with only three legs in your
tennis shoe. The uncivilized students would
pick the dead insect up with their hands and
toss them in the waste basket. However, this
was an ordeal for the more "clean" students.
"First I'd have to get a piece of construction
paper and slide it under their dead bodies.
Then I'd go flush them down the toilet," said
freshman Shannon Trigg.
It was finally brought to the attention of
a local pest control business in Natchitoches
and the problem was exterminated. Hopefully
an insect crisis of this nature will not occur
again in the NSU dormitories; but if it does,
have some ear plugs and construction paper
stored in your closet.
Spikes, Gloria L.
Lake Charles So
Staats, Candace J.
St. Louis, MO Fr
Steele, Sandra J.
Slewart, Lisa G.
Stickle, Sarah J.
Baton Rouge So
Strickland, Jackie V.
Stringer, Shannon L.
Streetman, Cynthia D
Stroud, Toni D.
Stuart, Julie M.
Sweeney, Harriet J.
Bossier City So
Sweeney, Jearl L.
Wellsville, NY Fr
Taff, Stacey L.
Tappin, Janice D.
Tate, Tanja A.
Taulbee, Fred L.
Tauzin, Michele M.
Taylor, Evan R.
Taylor, Roy E.
Bartlett, TN Fr
Taylor, Sandra R.
Terrell, Marjorie L.
Tessier, Matthew W.
Baton Rouge So
Theus, Shelisa L.
Thomas, Andrea L.
Springfield, VA So
Thomas, Julia G.
Thomas, Toranya R.
Bossier City Fr
Tietjen, Tar* M.
Bossier City So
Tinker, Sara K.
Tippet, Heather K.
Benton, TX Fr
Tipton, Rhonda C.
Dossier City Fr
Tomlinson, James P.
Toms, Kathleen F.
Touchet, Katherine V.
Toussaint, April A.
New Orleans Fr
Toliver, Yalaunda Y.
Tran, Loan T.
New Orleans Fr
Trigg, Shannon L.
Baton Rouge Fr
Troxler, Mark A.
Elm Grove Fr
Turner, Tanya F.
VanBuren, Karyn A.
New Orleans Fr
Van denBoom, Cheryl
Vassar, Brandi S.
Elysian Fields, TX So
Veatch, Elizabeth D.
Bossier City So
Vercher, Donna L.
Forest Hill Jr
Vercher, Glyn D.
Venable, Josie B.
Plain Dealing Fr
Vinson, Earnest M.
Voorhees, John L.
Wadson, Reginald D.
Los Angeles, CA Fr
Walker, Dina F.
Wall, A. Melaine
Wallace, Dora A.
Walsh, Jennifer C.
Baton Rouge So
Walters, Wendy J.
Ward, Lisa E.
Ward, Tim G.
Wardlaw, Harry F.
Washington, Carla M.
Waters, Wilfred F.
Dallas, TX Jr
Bossier City So
Bossier City Fr
Webb, Lena B.
Wells, Rosa L.
Wells, Sonia Y.
White, Amy E.
White, April R.
White, Gayla A.
Whitford, Jennifer L.
Whitley, Catrell D.
New Orleans So
Whitley, Clara R.
Wiley, Marion S.
Willett, Linda A.
Dry Prong Jr
Williams, Angela D.
Williams, Chena P.
Williams, Eva L.
Williams, Jennifer L.
Williams, Reginald C.
Williams, Shelia L.
Williams, Yolanda S.
Wilson, Cindy R.
Wilson, Kelle S.
Wilson, Vickie K.
Winders, Kristi L.
Baton Rouge Fr
Windham, Shannon D.
Wolfe, David L.
New Orleans Jr
Womack, Karen D.
Womack, Melissa C.
Bossier City Jr
Wyatt, D. Neal
Oviedo FL Fr
Wynne, Teresa I.
Edited by Dawn Morris
1 9 8 9 •
Founded in 1714,
Natchitoches is Louisiana's
oldest settlement, and her
history is very rich.
That history begins
with Natchitoches' own
founding hero, Louis Juch-
ereau St. Denis. St. Denis
was a Canadian Lieutenant
who, after resigning his
position with the French
army, received an impor-
tant commission with the
In the course of his ex-
peditions, St. Denis sailed
up the Red River to the
village of the Natchitoches
Indians. Here St. Denis
with these indians.
When the position for
commandant of Fort St.
Jean Baptiste in Natchito-
ches opened, St. Denis was
chosen. He combined his
powerful personality, ex-
perience in leadership, and
excellent relationship with
the area people to ally the
Soon after the Louisi-
ana indians had been united
by St. Denis, Eastern area
indians began marauding
in the Louisiana Territory.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste be-
came the main defending
point against these invad-
ing indians. St. Denis, the
men from the Fort, the
peaceful indians, and the
Spanish soldiers from
neighboring Los Adaes (lo-
cated outside present day
Robclinc) joined to defeat
these indians and secure
peace in the area.
This vacant building used
to be the depot for the Natchi-
toches, Texas, and Pacific
Railroad Station. The build-
ing now stands empty.
.where the past lives.
ments are only a few of the
reasons Natchitoches will
forever celebrate the mem-
ory of St. Denis.
A no longer used but
still present reminder of
Natchitoches' past is the old
railroad station. This de-
pot stands as a reminder of
the days when the railroad
ran a passenger service
The Police Jury first
set aside funds for the rail-
road in 1852. The funds
were to be raised by a tax
levied on parish real estate.
The money was paid in five
installments and totaled
This line connected
Natchitoches with New
Orleans, Shreveport, and
many other cities through-
out the state. The railroad
was a symbol of progress
and helped keep Louisiana
even with other states in
the age of growing tech-
One of the railroads
greatest conveniences was
speedy travel. Before the
railroad, the trip from
Natchitoches to New Or-
leans and back took thirty
to forty days. With the
completion of the railroad,
the trip could be made in
one day with only one
switchover in Cypress.
Even though the ex-
citing days of railroad travel
are long gone, the now
empty Natchitoches Texas and
Pacific Railroad Station will
stand as a reminder of how
travel used to be.
This historical marker com-
memorates two of Natchitoches'
Founded by St. Denis, 1714;
the oldest permanent
settlement in Louisiana and
the entire Louisiana Purchase
territory west of the
Mississippi. On this site.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste was
built about 1715.
The Fleur-De-Lis is seen all
aroundtown. This symbolic flower
is a reminder of the strong French
heritage in the area.
The history of Natchi-
toches is not only a story of
people but a story of places
as well. One such histori-
cal location is the Fort St.
Jean Baptiste, located on
what was at the ti me the Red
The fort's beginnings
were meager - only two
small log cabins occupied
by a few French Canadians.
These two small cabins
became the first lasting
European settlement in the
area that was to become
known as the Louisiana
In 1715, the fort's sec-
ond year, the French turned
the humble setUement into
a military post to protect
Natchitoches from the Span-
iards who were raiding in
Texas. This move made the
fort official. The Canadi-
ans named the structure af-
ter their patron saint - St.
Despite its military
function, the fort's main
concern was trading. It was
an outpost for French trad-
ers who bartered and sold
animal pelts, salt, bear oil
and other goods.
The next big change in
the fort's history occured in
1732 when structural
changes and improvements
were made to the original
The first changes were
the erection of additional
buildings to the site such as
barracks, a small warehouse
and a warehouse keeper's
home. Second, St Denis
himself decided to replace
the rotting logs that formed
the palisade. In addition to
replacing the existing out-
side logs, St. Denis had a
second, shorter wall in-
stalled around the inner pe-
rimeter, making a palisade
of double thickness.
Less than a decade later,
Fort St. Jean Baptiste fell to
Spanish rule. For a while
Fort St. Jean Baptiste has
been kept open by the Office of
State Parks as an historical
site so that present and future
generations can continue to
explore the ways of their an-
Spain continued to use the
site as a trading center, but
because its original purpose
of protecting the territorial
boundary no longer applied,
the Spanish allowed the con-
dition of the fort to deterio-
rate into ruin.
In 1979, recontruction
of the fort began. The new
structures were built in ac-
cordance with the original
architect's plans and exten-
sive historical research. An
attempt was made to fash-
ion all of the materials used
in the construction in the
way the first materials were
made. Also, the new build-
ers tried to use only goods
from around the area of
Evidence of Natchito-
ches' vivid history is plain
not only in the monuments
and museums located in the
area but also in the every-
One of these common
scenes is the entire campus
of the universtiy. Some of
the buildings date back to
over a century ago.
Perhaps the most obvi-
ous display of the age of
Natchitoches is Front Street.
That one street runs through
the middle of the historical
district, faces the Cane
River, and possesses the
charm of original bricked
Beautiful Front Street is perhaps the best place to go to enjoy all of Natchitoches' history in one place. There you can wander leisurely down old-fashioned brickstreets,
aze peacefully at the river, and dream of life in another time.
Romeo (Gregory Payne) and Juliet (Amy Slade) meet for the
first time and fall in love during the LRT production o/Romeo and
Juliet, by William Shakespeare.
The Premiere Season
On Friday, October 7,
1988, 8:00 p.m., the curtain
rose as the Louisiana Rep-
ertory Theater began its
premiere season at North-
western State University.
The season kicked off with
Romeo and Juliet, the clas-
sic Shakespeare tragedy re-
membered for its romance
rather than its tragedy.
This season of the
Louisiana Repertory Thea-
ter also included Noises
Off, an hilarious English
farce by Michael Frayn,
Anna Christie, the play for
which Eugene O'Neill won
his second Pulitzer Prize,
/' m Not Rappaport, the
1986 Tony-Award winning
play by Herb Gardner and
The Dickens Christmas
Carol Show, a musical
adaption of the popular
Charles Dickens novel, A
Romeo and Juliet are
the "star-crossed lovers,"
the boy and girl who fall in
love at first sight, all the
while knowing that their
families are mortal ene-
mies. The love of the young
couple transcends the ran-
cor of Montagues and
Capulets. They devise a
fated plan that promises to
bring them together, but
docs so at the cost of their
story of a troupe of third-
rate actors touring a low-
budget farce through the
small towns of England.
entitled Nothing On, in-
volves a real estate agent
and his lover who meet for
a rendezvous at an English
Soon the real estate
agent and nis lover discover
that they share the house
with a dizzy maid, an Ara-
bian sheik, at least one bur-
glar, and a couple attempt-
ing to dodge the tax collec-
tor. Doors slam, pants fall
down, and props, like sar-
dines and cactus plants,
keep popping up to get in
Anna Christie is
being presented in celebra-
tion of the 100th anniver-
sary of the playwright
O'Neill's birth. His play is
a powerful story of love, of
shattered ideals, and of
eventual redemption, set
against the misty backdrop
of "that old devil spa."
In the play, Anna
Christie is reunited with her
sea-captain father, Chris
Christopherson, after a long
separation. Happy at first,
Anna plans a "new" life for
herself and feels that she
can get away with it — until
Matt Burke shows up, falls
in love with Anna, and, in
doing so. threatens to lift
the shadow from her unsa-
comedy I'm Not Rappa-
port, which ended its long
Noises O/f depicts the
Cast members of the LRT
production of Noises Off are
seen here embroiled in one of
the many madcap scenes inthis
hilarious farce by Miachael
lid Louisiana Repertory Theater
Nat (Warren Hammack) and Midge (Gary Watt) share a
moment of friendship in the LRT production of I'm Not Rappaport
by Herb Gardner.
Chris Christopher son (Scott Edmonds) and his long-lost
daughter Anna (Pamela White), find contentment and new happi-
ness aboard Chris's coal barge in the LRT production of Anna
and successful Broadway
run in mid-January of 1988,
concerns Nat and Midge,
two elderly gentlemen who
weigh the sorrows of aging
against the joys of experi-
ence and independence
from their favorite bench in
New York's Central Park.
Play wright Gardner's
script fully captures the
charm and dignity of these
spunky and streetwise octo-
genarians as they use their
wits to fight off muggers
and postpone evictions.
Following the six-week
run, the Louisiana Reper-
tory Theater at Northwest-
ern State University pre-
sented as a special Christ-
mas feature The Dickens
Christmas Carol Show,
written by Arthur Sholcy,
with music by Norman
Becdic. This all-time favor-
ite is the story of giving, and
of learning to give, that has
for generations warmed
hearts and reminded many
of the true spirit of Christ-
Louisiana Repertory Theater 111
Dolly Partort delighted fans at the Northwestern State Uni-
versity vs. Southwest Missouri game in Turpin Stadium. Parton
sang her hit, "9 to 5," and was accompanied by the Spirit of North-
western Marching Band.
Thanks to Bobby Har-
ling, Herbert Ross, and the
six lovely ladies of Steel
summer residents feel like
old movie hands. From
those who participated in
the film -- as extras, produc-
tion staffers, gofers, etc. --
to those who just stood on
the streets and watched, all
residents had the feeling of
being a part of movie mak-
Natchitoches' time as
"Little Hollywood" lasted
from late June until mid-
Scptcmber. By the start of
the Fall semester, the towns-
folk did not ever look twice
if Olympia Dukakis was
working out at Body World
or Shirley MacLaine stood
next to them in line at the
Movie Market. Heidi Her-
nandez, NSU student and
said, "Shirley MacLaine
came in at least once a week
this summer. To me, each
lime was really exciting!"
A few of the summer's
movie memories include
partying with Tom Skerritt,
Dolly Parton singing dur-
ing halftime at NSU's first
home football game, sweat-
ing through an extra Christ-
mas Festival in September,
and the delight of the Easter
Bunny in August.
The movie contributed
to Natchitoches in ways
other than fun, games,
memories, and work.
Tommy Whitehead, NSU's
liaison to Steel Magnolias,
said having the movie in
town was a great boost to
community spirit as well as
the economy in the area.
Betty Jones, Director of the
Chamber of Commerce,
agrees. "The psychologi-
cal value for Natchitoches
was something money
Don Nichols of the Mariner
Seafood and Steakhouse,
was pleased with this
summer's increased busi-
ness. "People who don't
usually go out were out
more often, hoping to see
Some of the more
practical and evident side
benefits received by the
city of Natchitoches were
Freshly painted street
lines, extra left-turn sig-
nals on the bridges, and
the beginning of a street
overlay project met the cast
and crew upon arrival in
Natchitoches. With many
visitors expected in
tions of traffic flow were
needed. "Natchitoches has
so many unique intersec-
tions that all those extra
people wouldn't know
how to get around town
without the signals," com-
mented David Antilley II,
a junior at NSU.
Each individual sum-
mer resident of Natchito-
ches now carries a "movie
story" to tell their grand-
children. ". . .1 remember
the Summer of '88. That's
the year The Movie came
to town. . ."
"Do what?" seems to be the question Anne lie, portrayed by
Daryl Hannah , is asking as she attempts to liven up the exterior
ofTruvy's Beauty Shop with a string of Christmas lights.
278 Movie Summer
W Came to Our Town
Natchitoches native Robert Harling keeps an eye on the
happenings on the set of the motion picture produciton of his hit
off-Broadway play, Steel Magnolias.
Steve McCormick is the center of attention at a farewell
party when fall term started and he quit his job as a production
Steel Magnolias' six lovely ladies, Julia Roberts, Olympia
Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field and
Daryl Hannah, attend their first press meeeting in Natchito-
ches. The meeting was held inNSU's Student Union Ballroom .
Bed & Breakfast Houses
Unique Accommodations in a Unique City
Visitors to Natchito-
ches are greeted not only by
friendly people, beautiful
surroundings and fascinat-
ing history, but also by
unique accommodations —
Natchitoches' many Bed
and Breakfast houses.
throughout the area offer a
pleasant and unusual way to
enjoy the city. Not only do
these places provide the
experience of actually liv-
ing for a while in houses
steeped in history, but they
also allow travelers to get
away from the normal rou-
tine of ordinary hotels.
B&B's are a quaint
way to enjoy a visit in
comfort and convenience
are a key to their success.
Some include a swimming
pool, some are furnished
with antiques while others
are graced with local arts
and crafts. In their own
way, every home gives a
extraordinary look at the
history of the area through
their decor and the stories
the houses can tell.
Oneof the nicest bene-
fits of these houses is their
proximity to the Historic
District of Natchitoches.
The majority of the bed and
breakfasts are located within
walking distance of down-
town Natchitoches, Cane
River and several area his-
The Fleur de Lis Bed and Breakfast offers the closest imitation
of family life. Guests may enjoy the freedom of touring Natchi-
toches or the pleasure of staying home in the cozy family atmos-
phere offered by the hosts.
The Chaplin House was originally built in 1892 and is cur-
rently listed on the National Historical Register. The home is
protected by an Historic Preservation Grant issued by the Divi-
sion of Archaeology and Historic Restoration.
280 Bed and Breakfasts
Ducournau Square is the courtyard adjacent to the Cloutier
Town House. Visitors to the Cloutier Town House may enjoy the
atmosphere of the square behind their lodgings and a view of
Front Street from the front windows.
Out-of-town visitors are
not the only ones who enjoy
the pleasure of the inns.
Natchitoches natives have
been known to spend a
weekend of being pampered
by the joy and downhome
luxury of a B&B.
Michelle Mayeux, long-
time resident of Natchito-
ches, finds a weekend get-
away refershing. "It's nice
to spend time in your home-
town as a guest. You get a
new view of everyday
things you usually take for
Included in a night's
accommodations are cozy
living quarters, a continen-
tal breakfast and usually
complimentary wine. So if
you want to experience the
charm of Natchitoches,
vacation in town and spend
a night at a local B&B.
v*' I ■■■■ ;-*.-
Within walking distance of the B&£' s, downtown Front Street
is a great place for Bed and Breakfast guests to visit. The area
offers stunning architecture, tranquil scenery, and nifty stores
where one can browse or buy things from handmade crafts to cast
Natchitoches' pride in her history is not dulled by the rapid
progress of business. Even new additions to old buildings keep
the pride in history alive by blending with the original architec-
Bed and Breakfasts 281
Cultural Events Series Makes
the Most of Leisure Time
Students tired of the
same old pizza and movie
routine were treated to sev-
eral award-winning per-
formances co-sponsored by
Events Series and the Stu-
dent Activities Board. Tony
Smith, Cultural Events
Chairman, said "The series
was really successful and it
brought a big crowd."
Some of the headlin-
ing performances included
a piano recital by Delphin
and Romaine, the national
touring production of The
Mystery of Edwin Drood,
and the Ballet de Montreal
EddyToussaint, along with
a sell-out concert by the
world-famous jazz pianist,
A dynamic piano
concert was performed by
the well-known duo, Edwin
Romaine and Wilfred Del-
phin, who is a native of
Natchitoches. The perform-
ance, sponsored by SAB,
captivated the audience with
both classical and current
A lively madcap mur-
der mystery, The Mystery of
Edwin Drood is the only
musical in theater history
that lets the audience vote
Edwin Romaine tells the
audience about their next mu-
sical selection while partner
Wilfred Delphin listens atten-
Who killed Edwin Drood?
The Chairman (Stephen
LeBlanc, center) introduces a
few of the suspects, who all
want the audience to choose
them as the killer in The Mys-
tery of Edwin Drood.
282 Cultural Events Series
on the ending. The show
was awarded "Best Musi-
cal" in 1985. It also won
five Tony Awards along
with the Drama Desk and
the Outer Critics Circle
Award for Best Musical.
The production also claimed
the Edgar Award for Best
Play from the Mystery
Writers of America.
The Ballet de Mon-
treal Eddy Toussaint, an
let company from Montreal
in Quebec, Canada, com-
bines classical and modern
dance styles. The Eddy
Toussaint represents Que-
bec throughout the world,
earning an outstanding repu-
tation for its original style.
The company drew world
attention with its perform-
ance during the closing cere-
monies of the 1976 Sum-
mer Olympic Games in
Chorus members of The
Mystery of Edwin Drood per-
form a spirited dance during
the Music Hall Royale's theme
song, "Off to the Races."
Performing Mozart' s Re-
quiem, the Ballet de Montreal
Eddy Toussaint displays the
artistic style that won them
Cultural Events Series 283
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Picking up last minute supplies for mid-terms, Jeff Neely pays Rill
Cedars, an employee of the University Bookstore.
During the final steps of a chemical experiment, Jennifer Loukota
pours chemicals into petri dishes to cultivate a new pathogen.
JN orth western... not just a place to receive an educa-
tion, but an atmosphere that provides an opportunity for
making lifetime friends and reaching academic goals.
In an effort to participate in the wide variety of activities
around campus, students expanded their views, worked
with others, and even took part in everyday events that
provided exciting new experiences... where they made
Enjoying a park bench and the convenient shade of one of the many oak trees around Varnado Hall, Kelly Dawson and Glenn
Moorman check over their notes before going to class.
< UMjmm _ W
JN ineteen eighty-nine ... a year marked by
personal accomplishments and university-
wide triumphs. Students of Northwestern
proved they could make a difference in
class, on the job and on the playing fields. In
every aspect OI CampUS lite, It WaS a year OI ^/fce Holmes takes lime out between classes to read the newspaper in the Student Union.
Making Our Mark.
Marvin Dorsey is one of the few students who actually
finds mail in their post office box.
Insuring that his car will go "boom", Lance Stunt-
baugh makes some repairs to his radio.
Yvonne Randazzo and Lisle Bergman stop outside Russell Hall to look over a book.
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Cleveland, Johnny 99
Cleveland, StacieL. 240
Clifford, SeanM. 117, 240
Clifton , Jerry V. 226
Cloutier , Christi 49
Cobb, PatriciaR. 240
Cochran , DeAnna 111
Cochran , Kathleen 2 18
Cockrell, Bobby 12
Coffey, Patricia 122
Cokcr, Gordon E. 2 19
Cole, ReathaD. 2 19
Cole, Waylon R. 122, 240
Colcy , AliciaM. 240
Collins, Deborah K. 226
Christensen , Raymond 122, 123, 218 Col lins , Gary 1 2 8
Christmas , Frances K. 162, 164, 240 Conley , Arementa 2 2 6
Clark , Chris240 Conly , Tammy 119, 226
One of the highlights of the fall semester was the Ray Charles concert sponsored
by theNatchitoches/NorthwesternSymphony Society. OnSeptember29, 1988, Charles
delighted a near capacity crowd at Prather Coliseum.
Connor , Alison 12 5
Cook, Angela 6 4
Cook, CarrieE. 240
Cook , Eban 75
Cook, ErskineG. 30, 240
Cook , Ingrid 240
Cook, ThelmaS. 226
Coolcy, Bernic 7 2
Cooper, EdgarK. 163, 226
Cooper, Elizabeth 2 4
Cooper , Tracey M. 240
Cope, Holly 116
Cordova , MichelleD. 240
Coriell , Lee 1 2 1
Cotton , Debbiel28
Cotton , Richard 1 28
Couch , Charlesl25
Coutee , ReginaG. 240
Covington, Thomas2 19
Cox, CharlesP. 99, 129, 240
Cox, KimberlyA. 226
Craig, Anthony D. 129, 240
rraig Yolanda 1 2 9
('rain , Tim 6 4
Cranford, Billy H. 122, 240
Crappell , Keith43
Crawford , Stacy L. 240
Credit, Donna L. 240
Creed, Eric 4 3
Creigton , Walter 126, 219
Cresap , Karen 5
Crocker , Brenda D. 240
Crook , DonaldWarr 124
Crow, RandallA. 37, 212, 226
Crow, Randy 12, 37, 107, 121,
Crumpton , TerriL. 50, 240
Culotta, KimberlyA. 241
Cunningham, JuandalynnG. 226
Cupp, Calvin W. 125
Curcton, Alfred E. 241
Curcton , DebraG. 24 1
Curless , Ann 33
Daiglc, Paul 199
Dale, SonjaR. 226
DSmato , Jean2 1 9
Dance, Myrl G. 51, 128,
Danos, Carla A.. 24 1
Darby , Terrie 2 2 6
Davis , Celeste242
Davis, Chester 87, 163, 166
Davis, Colleen M. 2 19
Davis, LindaN. 24, 37, 242
Davis, LolaG. 242
Davis, MarkA. 226
Davis , Rebecca J . 242
Davis , Tommy 13 7
Davis, WilliamA. 219
Dean, H.Trac 2 42
Dean , Pamela J . 2 42
Deaton , TheresaM. 242
DeBusk, Laura 58
Decker , Charmaine R. 242
Dcen , Kimberly K. 242
Delahoussaye , Lori A. 242
Delano , KerrieL. 242
Dcmery , Theresa C. 226
Demon, VicThe 38
Dennis , Angela 12 7
Dennis , Sandra 219
Dennis, William H. 219
Derrick, JillS. 242
Deshotcls , Lesseley 119, 226
DcWitt , Kenneth 150, 163
Dezcndorf , Adrienne A. 226
Dibrell, Henry W. 51, 129, 242
Dickens, Bill 2 1 9
DiDonato, JuanM. 124, 226
Dictzel , Paul 137
Digirolamo, Toniall8, 226
Dixon, AngelaK. 242
Dobbins, David A. 219
Doirou, ValerieM. 226
Doll , Glorial03
n omingue, Damianl05
n y , Dayna 50
Dorsey , Marvin 2 4 2
Dotson , MeredithR. 242
Dovvdcn , Beverly G. 242
Dowden , Sarah A. 242
Doxtatcr , Larry A. 242
Driskill , Brian 134, 141, 149
Dugas , Scott37, 61
Dukakis, Olympia6, 57
Dukes , Tammacee M. 242
Dunavcnt , Chrissy
Dunn, YvetteT. 120, 242
Duplechien , Tony 103
Dupre, Dan J. 57, 226
Durham, Trina J. 128, 242
Durlabhji, Subhash 2 1 9
Dutile, Tina8, 12, 29, 53, 108
Duty, Russell W. 226
Dyson , E.Lyn 242
Ebarb , Frederick A. 242
Ebarb, ShereeL. 242
Ebarb , Sheri D. 2 43
Edwards, Al 82, 149, 163, 166
Effcrson , Michellel33
Ellcrbce, YulandaR. 243
Elliot, R.Step 219
Elliott . Dr. Stephen 128
Ellis, Pete 1 44
Emanuel, MelindaK. 129, 243
Engcron , Karen 30, 49, 51, 111,
English , Joe75, 163
En loc , Sony a 2 4 4
Enloe, SonyaK. 244
Enslcy , Van 75, 86, 87
Epplcr, Dr. Thomas L. 124, 219
Erath, Stefan 12
Eserman , Misty L. 244
F.stcs , Karissa 1 2 9
Ethcridgc , Dawn P. 244
Evans, AllenL. 34, 73, 75, 111, 244
Evans, AndrcwF. 226
Every , Lynn 2 1 3
Ewoldscn, PennyS. 244
Ezcll, Lorl2 44
Faecone , Steven R. 124, 244
Fair, LatishaA. 195, 213, 226,
Fairbanks , Melissa A. 244
Fairchild, DarrellW. 226
Falcon , BrettP. 244
Fannin , Dee Ann 2 4 4
Fant , Lenny 13 7
Fargey , Laura
Farley , Sherry 74, 79
Farmer , Cindy 2 4 4
Faust, FeliciaR. 226
Favrc , Tracey L. 244
Fclthcr , Jennifer L. 244
Feltner, Jenny 125
Fcrgcrson , Geraldine244
Fergcrson , Lavell244
Ferguson , Donna K. 244
Ferguson , John D. 226
Ficklin , Crawford23
Fields, VernassaC. 244
Finn , Pete 1 2 9
Fisher , Tracy 5
Fitc, Bcth2 19
I- it/.williain , Shayne 160, 161
Flacy , Theresa E. 244
Fleming , A.Tho 2 1 9
Fletcher, Brian P. 244
Fletcher , Craig244
Fletcher, Keith M. 244
Fletcher , \Ii>na 2 1 9
Flint, Russell L. 244
Floranc, Shanda 120, 125, 244
Florcs-Gomez , Roberto 123, 244
Flynn , Ethan A. 124, 244
Fontcnot , Daren 12 6
Fonlcnot, Mlchellel26, 128
Ford, Bradley 67, 121
Ford , Dora A. 2 44
Forgcy , Laura 2 44
Forrest , Don 7 5
Foshec , Tammie R. 244
Fowler , Jennifer L. 244
Fox, DcbraL. 245
Fradclia , Casey 1 2 8
Frank , Melissa M . 27, 74, 120, 245
Franklin, Debra L. 245
Franklin, LajuanaS. 227
Franks, JaniceJ. 245
Frashcr, Mary K. 227
Frazier , Paul 144
Freeman , Eric 4 1
Freeman, MoniqueR. 74, 246
Freeman, Sean L. 246
Freeman , William H. 227
Frillcs , Tyrone 7 5
Frost, AngelaA. 246
Fryar, Kent 97, 227
Fuller, Michelle L. 2 46
Fuller , Tonya 119
Funderburk , Jason 12 2
Funk , Chris75
Galloway, Gil 139, 142
Garder , Tina 2 4 6
Gardner, Brian K. 246
Gardner, YachecaL. 246
Gaspard , Holly 112, 128
Gauthicr, Andrea 118, 246
Gaye, John 129
Gayer, MichelleL. 122
Gentry , AngelaG. 27, 227
(•entry, G a ry A . 246
Gernhauser, KirstenR. 30, 168, 227
Gibson , Randall99
Giddens. LisaD. 3, 246
A familiar sight at the annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival is the Northwestern Demon Yell Leaders. Over the years
the Yell Leaders have been a constant source of school spirit and added Christmas cheer.
G id low , Leigh 2 4 6
Gilbert, Raymond M. 219
Gill, Amy E. 59, 246
Gill, Sheryl 124, 246
Gillan , Robert2 19
Gilliam , Hetty 246
Gilliand, Charlotte K. 246
Girtmon , Paxton M. 246
Gi vens , Janelle 73, 246
Gladncy, Dee Dee2 4 6
Glorioso, ThereseC. 246
Gonzalez, Deborah 2 46
Goodbar , Loyd 2 4 6
Gordon, CarrieL. 246
Gorin , Claudia A. 246
Gormsen , Frankie L. 246
Goscy , Marilyn 67, 227
Grafton , Angela M. 246
Graham , Edward 194, 206
Grant , .lane 2 46
Grant , Jerry 1 2 2
Grant, Richard 122
Grant, Tracy J . 246
Gray, David 1 22
Gray , Jacqueline R . 247
Gray , JohnD. 247
Gray , Phyllis 126
Grayson, Linda 177, 179
Green , David 7 5
Green , Jamie E. 247
Green , Sharon F. 247
Green, Yavette A. 79, 247
Greer, ShannonJ. Ill, 49, 247
Gregory, Hiram F. 2 19
Griffin, Robin L. 247
Grimm , Rich41
Gross, AndriaR. 247
Guay , Melanie 2 47
Guay, MelindaA. 247
Guenthen, LisaM. 127, 227
Guerrero , Burt 4 7
Guidry , BonnieJ. 248
Guidry , Karen A. 30, 227
Guilliot, Sherylyn I). 248
C ii i II or y , Kenny99
Guillory , Pamela K. 248
Guillory , Renee2 48
Guillory, StacieL. 99, 248
Guillory , Wesley R. 117, 248
Guin. Jennifer L. 248
Gullcdge , Myra 121
Gunn , Robert 126, 129
Gwilt , Randi 248
Hailouz, Jamall23, 124
Haines, Allen L. 227
Haley , James207
Haley, Paula L. 37, 248
Haley, Scott24, 37, 57, 106
Hall , Donald 86
Hall, Hurst 2 1 9
Hall , Stephanie M. 248
Hamilton, Wanda J . 248
Hampshire, CaroleLyn 125, 213
Hanegan , Brian99
II a n kins, Shannon 2 48
Hannah, Daryl57, 278
Hanson , Alissa J . 36, 248
Hanson , Leah R. 228
Hardmun , CarlB. 248
Hardwick, JohnC. 99, 248
Harman , Bobbie248
Harmon , Bob99
Harmon , Fred 2 19
Harney , Claire E.
Harney , ClaireE. 228
Harper. Grady 2 19
Harper, Judy M. 248
Harrell , Brian 75, 103
Harrington , Andrea L. 248
Harris, Brett 12
Harris, Patsy D. 248
Harrison , Andy 99, 129
Harrison, Jamesl 29
Haskins, Harriet E. 121, 248
Hastings, Elizabeth A. 129, 248
Hataway , Keith W. 228
Hathaway , Kevin 122
Hathorn , ChantelleL. 228
Hattaway , KevinT. 248
Haworth, Elizabeth 121, 248
Haworth , Howard E. 248
Hayes, Elvln 1 37
Haymon , Daren 12 1
Haymon , Karen 122
Hcarn. LazarW. 74, 82", 175, 248
Hebert. FrancineE. 228
Hcbert. LinetteM. 36, 248
Hebert, Ryan A. 47, 163, 248
Hcdrick, Katira 2 2 8
Henderson , Kelley 228
Henderson, Kelly D. 2 14
Hendricks , Durwood D. 248
Henry , Carla36, 248
Hernandez, Barbara M. 219
Hervoldsheime , Mailyn 250
Hicks, Derrick R. 250
Hicks, Karren W. 228
Hicrs, ChristineM. 250
Hiestand, PaulR. 250
Hill, KyongC. 250
Hillard, Randy 82, 163
Taking advantage of the University Bookstore' s frequent bargains,
Yolanda Forte nberry picks out a card to send to that special someone.
Hillman, Jennifer 163
Hillyard. MarleR. 250
Hilt, LydiaA. 250
Himaya, M. A. 219
Hinkston, Marcia Y. 250
Ho, Jenny 123, 250
Hodnett, Keith 150
Hoffman, Betty 120, 228
Holden, CharlotteR. 250
Holland, Karla 250
Holman , Shclia 220
Holmes, CholondaM. 250
Hood, Michelle 1 2 8
Hoover , Dorothy J . 250
Hopki , Kevin
Hopkins , Charln J . 250
Hopkins , Kevin 43
Hopkins, KevinD. 228, 229
Hopper , Karen 119
Horn , Jamie 163
Horn , Loami J. 228, 229
Horn , Marcelis 82
Horn , Mary 2 50
Home, PennyJ. 228, 229
Home, Tommy R. 121, 229
Horton, Jill 213, 229
Horton, ReginaldL. 121, 229
Horton , Ryan 129
Horton , Stevel95
Hough, VirginiaA. 250
House, Laurie 24, 37
Howard, Adrian A. 86, 250
Howard , George
Howard , Winston36, 37, 57
Huddle, ToddK. 6 7
Huddleston, Michael I. 250
Huffman, KrisL. 2 50
Hummel. PatrickH. 250
Humphrey , Veronica O. 229
Hunter, Jennifer74, 79
Ibrahim, Irfanl21, 250
Ingram, GyngerL. 229
Ingram , Jay 3
Ingrain , Lucille 2 2
Ingram , Trecia J . 250
Irwin , Christy R. 250
Isbell, DanaL. 250
Iscmann , Kay H. 250
Ivcy , Teri 128
Jackson , David W. 250
Jackson , Mario 79
Jackson , Tammy C. 229
Jackson , Terry 220
Jackson, Tomikia25 1
Jacobo, Rolando 123, 124
lames, Yetta 163, 165
Jarred , Ada 2 2
Jean, MelissaG. 128, 229
Jeanice, LauraJ. 251
Jeansonne, Tana M. 121, 229
Jcffcries , Scherry L. 251
Jenkins , Anna 79
Jenkins, Articia I). 251
Jenkins , Jack 2 5 1
Jenkins, Jill 168
Jenkins, JudyG. 229
Jenkins , Precious5 1
Jenkins, Scot 112
Jeter, KatherineL. 229
Jetton , Marcia 2 51
Johnnie , Ronald 123, 126
Johnsen , Chris 252
Johnson, DiedraA. 252
Johnson , Georgia M. 252
Johnson , Gwendolyn M. 252
Johnson , JeanetteM. 252
Johnson , Melinda K. 252
Johnson , Tim23, 109, 111
Lady Demons head coach Mona Martin and senior players Sonya Cox and
Laurie Martin discuss the finer points of basketball play. The Lady Demons had a
most successful season this year.
Johnson, Warren D. 252
Jolley , Gregll4, 220
Jolley.H. Scott 8, 108, 109, 111
Jolly, Jeanette 120, 126, 229
Jones, Eddie L. 25 2
Jones, Ken 12 1
Jones, Randy 67, 122
Jones , Robert 46
Jones, Ronald 2 5 2
Jones , Sara 160, 161
Jordan, Carol 26, 49, 63
Joubert , Hlenda 2 5 2
Joyner , Brian 99
Junkin , George220
Kane, Stephen D. 229
Karst, A I c x 1 5
Kay, Stacy 36, 126, 252
Kcenan , Charlie 2 2
Keen an , Todd 1 9 6
Kellum , Charolotte252
Kelly , Courtney M. 252
Kelly, Elizabeth A. 252
Kennedy , Pansy 12 1
Kerrigan , Randley J. 252
Kevin , Lewis 147
Kilcoy ne , Margret 126, 220
Kim, HelenaY. 252
King , Francis 2 5 2
Kingngern , Kittipong 123, 252
Kingsley , John 3 7
Kirkland, Robin J. 252
Kirkland, Sterpha nie 2 5 2
Kirkmon , Sheldon 74
Kirkpatrick, NatalieE. 229
Klein , Kallin252
Klotzbach , Staci Jo 34, 252
Klotzbach, Von 122
Knight , Lynnel 2 7
Knippers, W.Tary 229
Knotts, Kenny 121
Koon , Dominil 2 5 2
Krause, Jay 99, 129
Kukaras, Alexander 160
Kyle, Kelley99, 120, 127, 253
Finding a place to study often takes some imagination. Karren Bennett
grabs a chair in the lobby ofKyser Hall.
I.:ihh0 , Jason 2 5 3
Labordo, Kent 99, 125
LaCaze , Lee2 5 3
LaCa/.c, Miriam 22 V
LaCombe, Evelyn 253
Lacombe , James 123, 126
LaCour, Angela63, 67, 229
LaCour, Jr. Anthony 121, 229
Laincz , Jose D. 123, 124
Laing , Susan 2 53
Landon , Leroy 2 2
Landry, Abbiel25, 220
Landry, CarlB. 25 4
Landry , Elizabeth254
Lane , Kimberly 254
Lang , Susan 1 1 8
Larger , Teresa 2 5 4
Larin, lien jami n 123, 254
Larson , Robin 2 3
LaVerc, David L. 213, 230
Law , Lakeska 12 9
Lawson , Farra2 54
LeBlanc, Nicole 2 5 4
LeBlanc, PatrickA. 213, 230
LeCompte , Melvin 121, 122
Lee , A ultra Lane 2 14
Lee, Daynal95, 214
Lee, Shwu-Fen 121, 126, 127,
Lee, Tessia 119, 214, 230
Leone , Debra 2 5 4
Lcro , Marilyn 23
LcVasseur, Johnny 65
Lewis , Kdwina 2 2
Lewis, Kevin 163
Lewis , Peggy 165
Lewis, Rhenec 2 5 4
Lewis, Stevel21, 128, 129, 254
Lewis , Tracy 23
Lewis , Veronica 12 2
Liddle , Shannon 2 5 4
Liga, Debbie 123, 126, 254
Lillya , Margie67
Lin , Janus 2 2
Lin , Leah 254
Lincoln , Marilyn 2 54
Linder, Dana 125, 254
Lindsay , Leon 128, 220
Lindsey , Lynn 2 54
Lindsey , Peggy 2 54
Lloyd, Katrina36, 254
Lockhart, Orland 1 3 9
Loftin , Dway nc 2 1
Logan , Thomas 115, 230
Longino, Christy L. 254
Lossin , Harry 2 54
Lotspeich , John 12 2
Loud , Stacey 2 5 4
Lovcmore , Brian 23
Luck, James 121, 124, 126, 214,
Luck, LeahC. 214, 230
Luker , Brenda 192
Lukowski, Lisa37, 34, 50, 254
Lusk , Andrea 2 5 4
Lutes , Janine 2 54
Madison , Mary 162, 256
Maggiore, AngelaM. 128, 256
Malta, JulieA. 256
Mann , Veroncia2 56
Manning , Archie 13 7
Manry , Theresa256
Marks, ChristinaM. 256
Marks , Norton 220
Maroina, William B. 256
Marroquin , Salvador 123, 256
Marroush, Kamil 122, 124, 230
Marrus, Wendi2 56
Marsalis, Karen R. 256
Martin , Barbara A. 256
Martin , Laura 2 5 6
Martin , Suzanne 2 5 7
Martin , Terrance P. 23
Martin, WilliamT. 257
Mason , Anthony 74, 87
Mason , Lisa M. 2 5 7
Mason, MichaelS. 74, 230
Mastainich, Kent I 2 8
Mastainich, Trisha A. 257
Matheney , Sharon L. 257
Mathews, RitaR. 258
Mathis , Brenda 122
Mathues, Charla 1 18
Matriano-Lim , Mel 118
Mault, Tony W. 230
Mayeux , S issi e 2 2
Mayfield, Sean34, 59, 113
Mayo, AliclaD. 49258
Mayo, MaryK. 119, 214, 230
Mays. Shelly 258
McBride, Cheryl 220
McCalla, Sandra 194, 220
McCallan , Stan75
McCann , AngelaM. 255
McCarty , Sonya254
McCaskill, Brian 75, 82
McClain , Greg255
McClung, Barbara J. 255
McClung, Cynthiall9, 230
McClung, Edwin 122
McConathy, Bill 2 2
McConathy, KarenF. 255
McCormick , Steve 129, 279
McCoy, Tron8 2
McDaniel, Kim 25 6
McDavid, Elizabeth 103, 111
McDonald , Ivan 6 1
McDonald, Karen L. 256
Mcferren , David256
McGce, Chris 111, 121
McGee, LoriE. 121, 230
McGrew , Sharon M. 256
McHale, Mike24, 51, 53, 129
Mclnnis, AngelaJ. 256
Mclntyre , Lee2 56
McKay , Troy 1 1 2
McKenzie, MicheleK. 121, 256
McKinney , Amy L. 230
McKinney , Kim 2 5 6
McLaughlin, Bronagh 118, 256
McLendon, Patricia 2 5 6
McMillen, Kristin 2 5 6
McNicoll, Laura 256
McPhearson, Brian 111, 112
McQueen , Mikel 2
McSwain , Doris2 2
McVey , Jackie 2 2
Mcacham , Janie258
Means , Tony 9 9
Medlock, Cynthia A. 230
Mcdlock, SheisaD. 258
Melancon , Tammy A. 258
Mcldcr , Mitch258
Methvin , Holley 12, 27, 34, 36
Metoycr, VictorlneM. 230
Meyers , Lisa 2 5 8
Middlebrooks , Mary215
Miller, DavidV. 230
Miller, Denise50, 163, 258
Miller, JanetL. 258
Miller , Layne 24
Miller, Lillianal24, 258
Miller, Mary 5, 30,
Misuraca , Marc 2 5 8
Misuraca , Sam 2 2
Mitchell, Jay 123
Mix, Ginny2 58
Molstad , Susan 2 2
Mondello, Kerry 120
M o n d e 1 1 o , Tara 2 5 8
Moore , Drew2 2
Moore, Natalie 119
Moore, Ray 99, 111, 129
Morgan , TalB. 258
Morray , Terri259
Morris, Dawn 108, 210, 258
Morris, RoyceE. 259
Morton , Melissa 2 5 9
Moses, Keri37, 259
Mount, Tracy L. 259
Mulkcy , Michelle 2 5 9
Murphrey , Tim 118, 259
Murphy, Elwanda2 20
Murphy , Guy B. 259
Murphy, RIversC. 192, 221
Murray , Jay 2 5 9
Murray , Troy 12 8
Musgrove , Pam 12 7
Myers, Denlsell8, 259
Myers, Lizl 1 8
Myers , Rachel L. 2 60
Myers , Renee 2 60
Myers, Tammy 2 60
"Eleven out of twelve isn't that bad," says Scherry Jefferies as she
comforts Peggy Lewis after a track meet against Louisiana Tech.
Norton , Partricia79
Not in , Donna43
Nugent , Kevin 163, 260
Nutt , IreeceH. 260
Nye, It r i a n 2 2 1
Naranjo , Nancy 2 3
Naron , Debra 2 60
Narvcz, TinaR. 260
Nash, ClaudineL. 67, 260
Ncllcs, William 2 2 1
Nelms, Rhonda 126, 128, 230
Nclms, Wanda 126, 260
Nelson , Traci L. 260
Newstrom , Mark 30, 143
Nicholas, PrccillaG. 260
Nolan , Tracy 2 6
Nora, AnedraA. 230
Nordbrock, Ted 1 2 9
Norman, Paralee22 1
Normand , Gwen A. 2 60
Norris, Karen E. 260
O'Bannon , Darren38
O'Conncr, SheilaM. 230
Obcrlc, MarkD. 106, 260
Ocnbrink, Paul 124, 163, 230
Oldham , Jason 108
Olliff , CharlesR. 260
Osborn , Kathy D. 260
Owens, PamelaD. 121, 260
Pace , Jack 2 2 1
Pace , Jessica J . 2 60
Pachcco, AnaC. 260
Paige, Daphne K . 260
Palmer , Penny 230
Palmer, Tracy 87, 260
Paniagua , Gloria R. 260
Paraham , Greg 22 1
Parduc , Arnie23 1
Parker, DondraS. 2 60
Parker, JanaL. 11, 37, 260
Parker, John W. 260
Parker, Leonard 215, 231
Parker , Tanya 22 1
Parker, Timothy D. 2 60
Parks , Jason B. 260
Passut, Jeremy 51, 99, 129
Pate, Sally 2 6 1
Patcl, Karen 129, 160, 261
Paterson , JaneF. 261
Patin, BrittP. 261
Patin , Duane 163
Patterson , Jane 160
Patterson , Rita 1 IX, 261
Peair , Regina A. 2 62
Pcarce, Lindaree 2 2 1
Pcarrie, Chastity 262
Pcna , JoAnne Y. 2 62
Penny , RachelR. 262
Pcpersack , James 12 5
Periz, SallleF. 262
Perkins, BurtSO, 103
Perkins, Fredericks 1
Perkins, Tracy A. 262
Perry , Janet 3 6
Person , Clint 122
Peters, Kevin 10, 53
Phil Is , Carol262
Pickett , Dan57
Pickett, Robert 2 1 1
Pierre , Adam 163, 262
Pierre, Aufwiedersehe 2 6 2
Pippin , Roland 120, 222
Pleasant , Randall 120, 195
Poe , Mary A. 2 62
Ponder , Joyce222
Populis. Emily Y. 129231
Porteous, MelissaA. 8, 262
Porter, JulieF. 262
Porter, Patricia23 1
Potect, Butch24, 37
Potts, KcllyC. 262
Powell, Laura 215, 231
Powell , Tammy K. 121, 262
Powell , Theresa L. 126, 231
Pray, DannaP. 127, 262
Prescott , Doug 2 3
Preston, Carl 72, 121, 126, 231
Prevo , Carlos M. 262
Price , John 2 2 2
Price, PaulA. 82, 231
Price, Tammy L. 262
Pridgcn , Leta M. 262
Procell , Gregl37
Proccll , LisaM. 262
Prothro, Pam 2 6 2
Prudhomme, Tainara 2 6 2
Puckitt, Angela 1) . 262
Putman , Julie A. 262
Pyc, David 122
Quails, TammyS. 262
Quarles, Jamesll9, 231
Quist, Paul 128
Rabinowitz, Gail 119, 214, 231,
Rachal, JillE. 231
Radicello, PeteJ. 262
Randazzo , Yvonne M. 231
Ransibrahman , Janat 262
Rasco , Alina Jean 119
Rasco , Alma 23 1
Rasco, GloriaA. 262
Rascoe , Kathon 2 62
Rash , Robert I 24
Rayford, Terrence 170, 173
Rcbouche, ClaireC. 215
Redman, TerrieL. 129, 263
Reed , Sharon A. 262
Reed, Van R. 108, 109, 128, 26
Rccs, JohnE. 126, 197, 231
Reese , Tracy 124
Rciland, Diane K. 231
Rclland , Carmen 119
Relland, Diane 1 1 9
Remo, Sharon 79, 129
Rhodes, Johnnie 112
Rhodes, StacieL. 263
Rhymes, JulieA. 126, 231
Rice, HartwellL. 121, 122, 264
K ice , Jacqueline R . 264
Richard , Joyce K. 264
Richards, Karth) 222
Richardson, Kathy B. 264
Ricks, Rebecca E. 264
Riegel, Bill 1 3 7
Rigaud, Sonya74, 111, 127, 231
Rivera , Juan 195
Rivera, WilfredoR. 264
Rivers, Anna G. 264
Roach , Kevin99
Robarge, VickiM. 164, 264
Following the proper procedures for filing in the SGA election, Karen Cresap instructs Denise Arnett in the Student Unio
Robcrson , CadeE. 264
Roberts, Carmen 118, 119, 231
Roberts, Margaret L. 231
Robertson , Joe 106
Robertson, Kelleyl27, 215, 231
Robinette, Robbie40, 53
Robinson , Andrea 264
Robinson , Annie M. 231
Robinson , ConnieS. 264
Robinson , Frank P. 264
Robinson , Lynn 2 64
Robinson, Sarah 51, 75, 99, 122,
Robinson , Thomas R. 231
Rod rogue, Kristiel29
Rogers , Sidney 37, 57
Rosamond , Frank 129
Rosario, FelixM. 231
Rose, BeckieL. 264
Rose, Becky 118
Rosenthal, ToniS. 231
Ross, Carter 1 12
Ross, Cindy 127
Ross, Cynthia R. 215, 231
Ross, RhondaMI 264
Rougcau , Robert69, 109
Rousscl, .1 o h n 2 6 4
Roy, Jennifer 108, 264
Roy, Mary-Helen 2 6 4
Riibinn, Elizabeth 124
R n hi no , Mara 12 4
Rush, Charlotte 108, 109, 231
Rush , Gladys 108, 109, 264
Rushing , Alaina 36, 264
Rusli, Katrinel23, 264
Rutherford, VondaK. 264
Rutter , Charlottc27
Ryder, Kristy 128
Ryder, Randy 97
Ryder, ShondaD. 264
Salard, CallieC. 231
Salassi , Edmond 119
Salsbury , George87
Samet , Jan222
Samet , Tom 2 2 2
Sampitd , Joe38
Sand , ColctteM. 264
Sanders , Brian 64
Sanders, DorisL. 126, 231
Sanders, Kelli 118, 231
Sandifer , Rhondi73, 264
Sasscr , Morris 121
Savoy , Marc 199
Scarborough , Tara 3 6
Scarbrough , Kelly 265
Schaffcr , Richard 121, 126
Schneider , Anne Marie34, 37, 50,
Schneider, B i 1 1 7, 112
S c o g g i n s , David222
Scott, Gwendolyn 26 5
Scott , Monica 2 65
Scott , Pamela 2 6 6
Sea wood, Lawrence 74, 82
Scay , Sherry E. 266
Scidlcr, HaraldG. 266
Seiple , Nancy H. 266
Semi en, Gerard 82, 266
Scpulvado, KathleenK. 231
Sepulvado, Kim210, 266
Shaw, Bi 1 1 2 2 2
Shaw, JohnD. 122
Shclfo, Camille215, 231
Shclton , Sharon266
Shelton, Shery 266
Shcrrill, Sandi 168
Shields , Rozalyn 74
Shirley, Brian? 1
Shores , Melissa 266
Shows , Don 1 5,
Simon , Andrea 2 66
Simoncaux , John J . 266
Sims, Victoria 129, 266
Sisson , Connie L. 266
Si vo, Stephen 127
Skcrrit , Tom 5 7
Slack, Rusty 144
Slaton , Mandy J . 2 6 6
Slaughter , Melanie L. 231
Slay , JohnB. 266
Smiley , Barry 222
Smith, Brad 114
Smith, CarlC. 266
Smith, CaroleLyn 127, 215
Smith , Christie36
Smith , Jennifer L. 266
Smith , JoD. 266
Smith , Jo A nn 22 2
Smith , Mclissa72, 74, 126
Smith , Melody 30, 37, 53
Smith , Paula 23 1
Smith, Pernelll35, 171, 172, 174
Smith . Shane50
Smith , ShavanniaM. 58, 266
Smith , Steve97
Smith, Susan 150, 222
Smith , Terrie266
Smith , ThomasR. 266
Smith , Tim266
Smith , Tony222
Smith , Tracy 34, 50, 266
Smith , Trevor 174
Snead , Anna M. 2 66
Sncll, Mary L. 231
Shelling, Kim 2 6 6
Snow, Jcffery 121
Sonnicr, Louicreacy 2 6 6
Spencer, Ph y 1 1 is 2 6 6
Spikes, GloriaL. 267
Spink , Stacie267
Spitzer, Kathy 1 18
Spivcy , Lanetia 2 02
Sprowl, Lucky P. 122, 232
Srinual , Pirom 12 9
St. Amant , Cindy232
Staats, Candace J. 267
Stainbrook , Tammy R. 267
Steele, Sandra J. 267
Stephens , John 153
Stevens , Jerry 99
Stevens, Ken 122
Stevens , Mark 12 5
Stewart, KelvinG. 232
Stewart, LisaG. 267
Stickle, Sarah J. 267
Stinson , Rence 79
Stoker , Scott 141, 149
Stone, Christopher 126, 267
Strcctman , Cynthia D. 267
Strickland, Jackie V. 267
Stridor , Lex67
Stringer , Shannon L. 267
Strothcr , Linda 2 6 7
Stroud , ToniD. 267
Stuart, JulieM. 268
Stuchlik , Virginia A. 124, 232
Sturman , Janet 2 2 2
Sullivan, Kelly 34
Suranc , Robin 2 6 8
Sutherland, TamaraK. 268
Sutherland, Teri 1 2 7
Sutton , Lydia268
Swecency , Jearl L. 268
Sweeny, Harriet 268
Swiggard , Catherine 2 6 X
Swinger, A n g e I a 2 3 2
Sycd, Ali A. 123, 124, 232
Tabor, Leigh Ann 36, 37
Tabor , Sherry 2 3 2
Taliferro , Robin 2 1
Tappan , Janice 3 6
Tappin , JaniceD. 268
Tate , Tanja 2 6 8
Taulbce, Fred L. 2 68
Tauzin , Michele268
Taylor, EvanR. 117, 268
Taylor, John 103
Taylor , Karen 2 4
Taylor, RoyE. 268
Taylor, Sandra R. 128, 268
Taylor , Trenna 7 4
Temple, Dr. Austin 210, 222
Terry, John 75, 112
Tcssicr, MatthewW. 268
Therien , Nate 2 2 2
Thcvenot, LisaA. 232
Thisscl, Sidney 139, 143, 144
Thomas, Andrea 113, 1 25, 191
Thomas , Connie O. 232
Thomas , Julia 268
Thomas , Tommy 163
Thompson, Robert 2 68
Thorion , Mike 1 70
Thrash , Tara 2 3 2
Tictjcn , Tara 54, 122, 268
Tillcy , Cynthia268
Tiinmcrs, Tamara2 68
Tinker , Sandra 2 6 8
linker , Sara2 68
Tinsley , Sherri 2 6 8
Tippctt , Heathcr268
Tipton , Rhonda269
Todd , Su/anne 2 69
Toliver , Yalaunda269
Tomlinson , James P. 269
Toms, KathleenF. 269
Tons , Barbara 160
Toussaint , April 269
Townscnd , Mike 123, 129
Towry , Pam 1 2 9
Iran , Loan 123, 269
Trangmar , Johnny R. 232
Treadway , Randy 8 2
Trichel , CharlotteC. 232
Trigg, Shannon 269
Triggs , Keith 5 1
Troutman , Dan 12 9
Troxlcr, Mark 163, 269
Turbcvillc, Donna 128, 269
Turchick , Robert 12 6
Turner , Darren 8 7
Turner , Floyd 132, 140, 147,
Turner , Patsy 2 69
Turner , Sue 4 7
Turner , Tanya 2 69
Many students at Northwestern are without the luxury and convenience of a car, so some rely on their friends for
transportation. Karyn Van Buren catches a ride with Craig Llorance.
Tutt , Stacy 269
Urban , Marsha 1 9 3
Vaughn , Sharon21, 128
Veatch , Elizabeth D. 2 69
Vercher , Donna L. 269
Vcrther, Glyn 163, 269
Verzwyvelt , RhondaM. 215, 232
Vincik , Mclinda 1 1 9
Vinson , Dustin 1 29
Vinson, Ernest 123, 269
Voorhics , Dina 2 69
Vanbastelaer , Sheila232
Vanllurcn , Karyn A. 269
Vander Bloom , Cheryl 269
VanHook, Michcllel 24
Vassar, BrandiS. 269
Waddle , Robert 124
Wadson , Reginald D. 269
Walker, DinaF. 269
Walker , Tish 74, 79
Walker , Vcrdis 14, 16, 63 123
Walker, Wendell 21, 128
Wall, A.Mela 269
Wallace, Bonnie 129
Wallace, Dara 1 2 8
Walsh , Jennifer 34, 108, 112
Walsh , John 12, 51
Walters, Diana D. 232
Walters , Wendy 54, 122, 270
Wang, Jucll9, 270
Ward , Caroline 1 1 1
Ward , Lisa 120, 126, 270
Ward , Stephanie 119
Ward , Tim 2 70
Wardlaw, Harry F. 2 70
Warner, Scott 9 7
Warren , Christopher N . 270
Washington, CarlaM. 270
Washington , Sarah270
VVaskom , Scott 4 6
Waters, Wilfred F. 2 70
Watkins, EfremD. 23 2
Weaver , Glenda 118, 270
Weaver , Lisa 2 7
Weaver, Tammy D. 232
Webb , LcnaB. 270
fl Wccgo, Michelle 106, 111, 129
I Wells, RosaL. 2 70
J Wells, Sonia270
Wesley , Patrick 74, 82
1 Wesley , Patrick 173
i\ West, Ron 163
| West , Shanel 2 1
I Westmoreland , Terri 2 7
Whitakcr, Richard 163, 166
j White, Verna2 70
Whitehead , Tommy 1 94
I Whitford , Jennifer2 7
Whitley , Catrell270
Whitley , ClaraR. 2 70
Whitten , Katie36, 75
Wiley , MarionS. 270
Wilkins, Ronald R. 163, 232
Willett , LindaA. 270
Williams, AngelaD. 124, 270
Williams, Anital27, 222
Williams, Brad 1 2 1
Williams, ChenaP. 270
Williams , Darlcne L. 232
Williams, Don 1 12
Williams, EvaL. 271
Williams, Gary 7 5
Williams, Gearry 86, 87
Williams , Jacquelyn B . 232
Williams , Janice 2 7 1
Williams , Jennifer 2 7 1
Williams , Jerry 2 2 2
Williams, Kazelle86, 87
Williams , Lisa 2 7 1
Williams, P.Deni 232
Williams, Reginald27 1
Williams, SheliaL. 271
Williams, Sid 7 5
Williams, YolandaS. 67, 271
Willis, Laura 50, 51
Wilson , Chad 121, 124, 232
Wilson , Charlene27 1
Wilson , Cindy 34, 74
Wilson , JacquelineM. 233
Wilson , Kclle271
Wilson , Kim 16, 30, 50, 53
Wilson , Vickie271
Wimbcrly , Carolyn 2 7 1
Winders, Kristi 121, 271
Windham , PaulaJ. 233
Winter , William 125
Wise , Ronnie 1 2 1
Wolfe, Lisa 125, 223
Wolfe, Stcve24, 37, 57, 271
Wolfe, William 126
Womack, Karen 2 7 1
Womack , Melissa 124, 271
Womack, Rabecca2 7 1
Woodard , Brenda223
Woodward, Rickey 120
Worchcl , Cari2 3
Wren , Lori2 7 1
Wright, Lorl23 3
Wyatt, D.Neal 271
Wynn, Eric 74, 82, 233
Wynne , Cynthia27 1
Wynne , Teresa 2 7 1
NSU's eight-man rowing squad shuttles across Chaplin's Lake during early morning practice.
Northwestern Yell Leaders Winston Howard and Lisa Lukowski entertain the basketball crowd in Turpin Stadium.
Many hours of practice and hard work go into the skill shown here by these two enthusiastic Demon fans.
Y a n k o w s k i , Michael223
\ 1 i u i) g , A tn a nd a 2 2 3
Yount, I. . i Donna 2 7 1
Zalewski, Donna 1 22
Zeller , Fabian 63
Zcringue, Jeffrey P. 112, 233
Making the most of the spring weather,
Shannon Trigg and Bridget Bamb tool arouna
campus with their windows down to catch the
Alpha Kappa Alpha 76, 77
Delta Sigma Theta 78, 79
Kappa Alpha 80, 81
Kappa Alpha Psi 82, 83
Kappa Sigma 84, 85
Phi Beta Sigma 86, 87
Phi Mu 88, 89
Sigma Kappa 90, 91
Sigma Sigma Sigma 92, 93
Sigma Tail Gamma 94, 95
Tail Kappa Epsilon 96, 97
Theta Chi 98, 99
Zeta Phi Beta 100, 101
Adjacent to Northwestern s columns, the Nicholls School, built in 1906, is a reminder of days gone by.
H. Scott Jolley
Student Life Editor
Volume 78 of the Northwestern State University Potpourri was printed by
Jostcns Printing and Publishing Division in Topcka, Kansas, using offset lithography
and printed in accordance with a 26-pagc contract enacted by University Purchasing
Agents Cecil Knotts and Curt Joiner, local Jostcns representative. All camera-ready
layout pages were sent to the plant using the Macintosh Plus computer system,
primarily MacWritc for copy processing and Pagemakcr 3.0 for page layout.
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mounted on 1 50-point binder board. Cover specifications include a silkscrccn design
with a four-color process using a charcoal gray background.
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Out of 304 pages, 16 pages were printed in the four-color process. The opening,
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DESIGN and LAYOUT
Each section editor designed thcirrcspcctivc sections in cooperation with Editor
Tina Dutilc. The theme and cover were designed by the editor and staff members. The
opening, edited by Tina Dutilc, uses a variable column layout. Student Life, edited by
Charlotte Rush, uses four columns for its layout. Edited by Jennifer Walsh, Organi-
zations and Greeks uses three columns as does Sports, edited by Jason Oldham. Aca-
demics, edited by Van Reed, uses the four column format, featuring Who's Who and
the Potpourri Interview Scries. Individuals is edited by Jancllc Ainsworth and uses
variable columns. The Community and Index section uses a five column layout and
is edited by Dawn Morris. Tom Whitehead is the faculty adviser of the 1989 Potpourri.
Portraits were taken by Sudlow Photography from Danville, Illinois. Organi-
zation, fraternity, and sorority group shots plus other photos were taken by Potpourri
photographers Dan Duprc, Tim Johnson, Randy Jones, Glen Moorman, Robert
Rougcau, and Charlotte Rush. Don Scpulvado, director of Northwestern Photographic
Services, also donated many pictures to the book, as did Gary Hardamon of the
The 1989 Potpourri was printed on a total editorial printing budget of $62,072
and received no funding from the University. The press run for the Potpourri was 2,700
and the publication dale was April 30, 1989. The cost for each book was S20, which
was included in the Student Activities Fee. Inquiries concerning the book should be
addressed to Potpourri, Box 5306, Natchitoches, LA 71497.
Dr. Robert Alost, Georgia Bcaslcy, Steve Horton, Craig Scott, Dala Yates, Tom
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